MBP 2.0Ghz w 256mb Video....How is this possible?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by arcsbite, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. arcsbite Guest

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    I just saw a sale for a 2.0Ghz macbook pro, only it states the video cartd is an
    "ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory"

    looking at Apple's online store, the 2Ghz comes with a 128, not a 256 and there's no wat to custom order this.

    how is this possible?
     
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    When the 1st came out, they were 1.83, 2.0 and custum bump to 2.16. The 2.0 was the upper end, and came with 256 VRAM (can't remember if you could have less than this)
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Its the old version of the MacBook Pro (before the speed bump).

    EDIT: I was beat to it :p
     
  4. arcsbite thread starter Guest

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    fantastic, thanks.

    so, in your opinion, would a 2.0GHz with 256 (old one) be a better buy than the current 2.0Ghz with 128?
    I'm unsure if they changed anything to make the old 2.0Ghz's less desirable
    thanks
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes, the 2GHz MacBook Pro w/ 256MB VRAM would be the faster model out of the two, not sure if it would be the better buy- depends on price and condition of the laptop. :)
     
  6. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    Didn't that model come with the non-matte finished screen?
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes, the original 2GHz MacBook Pro w/ 256MB VRAM came with a matte screen. :)
     
  8. arcsbite thread starter Guest

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    I thought it was the other way around :confused:

    I thought they were all matte until the release of the glossy macbook, then the mbp was available to order with the regular matte screen or the new glossy screen
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Oops, that was my mistake, I edited my earlier post. The MacBook Pro in question only came with a matte screen- there was no option for a glossy screen on the MBPs until the MBs were released. Sorry. :eek: :(
     
  10. Steve Jobless macrumors 6502

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    if i remember correctly the config in question also came stock with one 1 GB ram stick

    so its deffinatley a better buy
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes, I do believe that you are right about the 1GB of RAM stock on the MBP in question Steve Jobless. :)
     

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