2.5ghz mbp with 2Gigs of ram?

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  1. bushman1 macrumors regular

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    Dose anyone know if there is a way to get a 2.5ghz mbp with 2Gigs of ram and the smaller HDD? I want to upgrade the memory and HDD myself. I would like the faster processor, not the 2.4, and save some money.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    There is no real difference in the speed of the processor. Get a 2.4 and do the upgrades.
     
  3. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    If you can't tell the difference between driving 65mph vs. 67mph, you won't tell the difference between 2.4 vs. 2.5.

    but to answer your question, no its not possible to get the 2.5 with 2GB of RAM. unless you buy it used from someone that took out 2GB.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I can. Latter gets me a speeding ticket ;)
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    And 67mph will get you from New York to Los Angeles 2 hours faster than 65mph! :D
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    It is possible to buy a NEW MBP 2.5GHz w/250GB and 2GB RAM, at many of the college/university campuses near you. I just bought one last week for $1199 + HP Printer + AppleCare for $1543 OTD. Some of these campuses just want to get rid of these MBPs, so they are opening it up to the general public. No school ID required...

    Don't you have a 5-10mph allowance? :p
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you sure you didn't buy an earlier generation MBP, as opposed to the unibody? If they were new, why would they "just want to get rid of" them? Something sounds fishy here. Even with an education discount, the MBP starts at $1899. There's no way you bought a new unibody MBP for $1199. Check your model number.
     
  8. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    2.5 Penryn MBPs come stock with 2GB RAM and 250GB HDD. I'm pretty sure that's the lowest you can find.
     
  9. Norco macrumors regular

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    The dude explained he got a previous generation MBP. The current unibody is a 2.53ghz, not 2.5ghz.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Thanks.... not enough coffee. This is what threw me:
    ... so I naturally thought NEW, without thinking about the 2.5 vs 2.53.
     
  11. Liquidpics macrumors member

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    You must be talking about the unibody 2.53ghz not the 2.5ghz penryn right?
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Both the early 2008 and the unibody use Penryn processors.
     
  13. Liquidpics macrumors member

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    well I was trying to differentiate the two O.K. unibody or first generation?
     
  14. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yup, I've got the MBP 2.5GHz Penryn 250GB 2GB that was manufactured in late October '08. The NEW unibody is a 2.53GHz as other posters have described. And yes, it was a great deal at the University of California, Berkeley - Scholar's Workstation...:cool:
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Just to clarify my possibly-mistaken-understanding:
    I derived from bushman's post that he was looking for a new unibody MBP with the 2.53 processor (even though he said 2.5) with 2GB of RAM. The reason I would think this is all previous models came standard with 2GB of RAM, so this wouldn't be a question.
    Then, when SFStateStudent said they could get a NEW MBP, I thought NEW, as in the newest MBP being offered, as in the unibody, which can't be bought for $1199 anywhere, with or without an education discount.
    Many people have referred to the 2.53GHz unibody as 2.5, even though it's not technically correct. Thus, my comments.
    The 2.5 MBP wasn't manufactured in late October 2008, but in February 2008 and discontinued in October, when the 2.53 unibody was released.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah, but our speed limit is 55MPH.
     
  17. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Ouch; now is that on the dirt roads or at the tractor-pulls? Just kidding...:D
     
  18. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Correction: BUILT Late September - Early October '08 Shipping: Late October '08
     

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  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your particular MBP may have been built then, but the manufacture date for the model is different. Check Mactracker:
    Picture 2.jpg

    But this is irrelevant. The point is, I still think the OP is referring to a unibody, or they wouldn't be asking about the availability with 2GB of RAM.
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    To OP:

    Yes you can get the last generation models with 2GB of RAM @ 2.5GHz.

    The new unibody machines only come with 4GB of RAM @ 2.53GHz.
     
  21. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Thanks alphaod, that's what I meant to say...:cool:
     
  22. Liquidpics macrumors member

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    Wrong

    Not true. Mine according to Coconut identity***** was manufactured in China the last week of NOVEMBER 2008 less then 3 months ago . I bought mine this month. They were still being made apparently when unibody was out.
     
  23. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well when you buy a refurb, it gets assigned a new S/N.
     
  24. Liquidpics macrumors member

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    What???

    Who the heck said anything about refurbished? I bought a BRAND NEW MACBOOK PRO 2.5ghz. I don't buy refurbished. ever.
     
  25. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'd be really interested to know where you can find an early 2008 MBP new, not refurb and not used.
     

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