MacBook Pro! WOW

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by chosenwolf, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

    chosenwolf

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    I used one today for the first time @ the Apple Store and am very impressed! I've decided to ditch the idea of buying a 12" PowerBook and going for the 15.4" MBP

    I'm pretty solid on the 1.83ghz model for $1999. Any reason to get the $2,499 2.0ghz model for a person who is just going to surf, type up documents, and do light photoshop work?
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    no need for the more expensive model at all. stay with the cheaper one. it will more than fit your needs ( several times over ).
     
  3. Legacy macrumors 6502

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    Course not, just add more RAM, I would recommend a self-install 1GB chip to bring RAM to 1.5GB...you wont need an upgrade for at least 2-3years that way...
     
  4. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah that's true. but hey if you want the extra juice and have the money, then more power to ya.
     
  5. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    i try to think of these things as, for the $500 (minus the cost of the extra 512 ram), how much longer will the machine last before I must upgrade. is it $500 worth of time?

    that method, of course, requires that all the features are the same except upgraded. it doesnt take into account the backlit keyboard, and superdrive that I should have paid for on this RevC PB.
     
  6. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does the MacBook Pro have a backlit keyboard? I plan to get the 1.83 and get a 1gb ram stick like you guys mentioned.
     
  7. Gurutech macrumors 6502

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    backlit keyboard is the standard feature for all MBP.

    Great choice :p
     
  8. milner007 macrumors newbie

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    i love my MBP 2.0 i got a education discount because my bro goes to uni and got like 12% off, have a look into it is worth it if u can get it
     
  9. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I went to the online store, and the price dropped from $1999 to $1799. But then you add the tax ($148) and your total comes out to around $1947 for the 1.83ghz.

    I used both systems at the store for a long time (just browsing, typing, no final cut stuff) and there wasn't much difference. Nothing very noticeable...
     
  10. Aramis macrumors member

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    I think youve answered your question. For what you are going to be doing, the 1.83 should be just fine. My computing needs are similar to yours, but I decided to go with the 2.0 for the standard 1 GB RAM (~$100), the bigger harddrive (~$100), faster CPU, and resale. The 256MB VRAM was not that important to me, but was still taken into account when justifying the cost.

    Either way, I dont think you will regret your decision.

    Good luck!
     
  11. Gurutech macrumors 6502

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    If I order through the campus store, we get another 5% discount. :)

    with the Student Discount, .. the MBP 1.83 costs around 1850. :D

    Can't wait my MBP !!
     
  12. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Definately thought about it, and I'm going to go with the 2.0

    I figured I'd go all the way for only $500 more. I will definately use the 20 extra gigs and 1GB of RAM should be sufficient.
     
  13. taylorpohlman macrumors member

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    You might want to check out MacConnection - pretty standard list pricing, but $150 rebate, no tax and free shipping - might end up close, or better than your ed discount, depending on the taxes in your state - I got mine (2Ghz, 1GB) there, pretty smooth. On the other hand, if you want some local support, might be better to use your local source - just thought I'd make sure you knew about the option...

    T
     
  14. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

    chosenwolf

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    How long did it take to arrive after ordering? And then it might take another couple of months to receive rebate?

    Just checked the website. It takes 2+ weeks before it ships since it is on order and the rebate ends 3/31...
     

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