13" Macbook Pro current 2.4 or last-gen 2.53?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacVibe, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. MacVibe macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    It seems to me that the new 2.4 is better with the longer lasting battery and updated graphics; however, current inventories (at university) are charging more for the last-gen 2.53:

    $1,099 for 2.4
    $1,299 for 2.53

    The ram and hard drive are the same size. I think the 2.53 should actually be discounted to less than the 2.4, perhaps $50-100 off, making it $999.

    What do you think? What is a good negotiating strategy?

    Thanks for your input :)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Definitely get the new 2.4GHz, no need to negotiate
     
  3. Kingcodez macrumors 6502

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    I could see the 2.53 going to the same price as the 2.4 simply because there was such a markup between high and low end previously.
    With your math the old low end would now be $600.

    Get the new one obviously, the card and battery are better.
     
  4. MacVibe thread starter macrumors regular

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    My thinking is that the inventory probably won't move at the current price point and they'll drop the price so I can save some money. Yesterday, Apple had a refurb 2.53 for $1,189 which is ten bucks cheaper than their new 2.4 $1,199 (non-educational price). So Apple might actually be selling their inventory of 2.53 for a little less than the new 2.4. I'm just hoping they drop the 2.53 so I can actually save a little money even though the 2.4 does have some more appealing features.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Do you really want to save a tenner? Unless you get 2.53GHz for less than 1000$, get the new one
     

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