upgrading from a 1.67ghz 15" to a..... 1.67ghz 15"

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  1. Piarco macrumors 68030

    Piarco

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    Ok, long story. Well not that long really! I've recently upgraded from my 12" Rev D PB (marketplace baby!) to a 1.67ghz 15" Powerbook with no BTO options. And quite happy I was until yesterday....

    When I found out I'm elegible for an education discount. I'm a S.I. manager in a hospital and have on occasion acted as tutor for MSc students, and according to a collegue who has been getting his Mac's with an education discount for years, that is enough to qualify me. Maybe the fact that this is a teaching Trust and I also do a little research (in project management, NOT clinical!!!!) helps, but I had no idea that the discount would apply to me - I was convinced it was student and teachers only.

    I've since verified this with Apple. So it leaves me a choice....

    Do I sell the 3 day of 1.67ghz stock 15" (unfortuately not bought from Apple, but I did get it cheaper) and buy a 1.67ghz 15" with 128MB graphics and the 100GB HDD.....

    Two things which I'm sure will come in handy, but previously the I couldn't stretch to the extra expense.... not it'll probably only cost me around £50 to do both! (Planning on selling the 15" for around £1350)

    Am I mad?!?
     
  2. JasonL macrumors regular

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    If you can really pull off that upgrade for that little money, go for it I guess. I'd make sure I had a sale lined up (and for that price) before going ahead, though.
     
  3. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    Not mad at all. The upgrades are well worth the inconvenience. Wish I'd have enough extra cash to upgrade those back when I bought my stock rev C 1.33 15" PB. Probably should have done it anyway. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Piarco thread starter macrumors 68030

    Piarco

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    [rubs hands with glee] Excellent! [/rub off]
    Will be putting the 15"-er into the marketplace and flebay later! You know the worrying thing? This will be my 7th Powerbook since November!!! :eek:

    (Ok scratch two as faulty returns, and one as a necessity sell)
     

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