4-6 weeks wait for MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sammyman, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    I was going to pull the trigger today with the MBP, but then I realized I wanted the 160GB hard drive. Well, when you have the 160 GB hard drive, it makes sense to spend $150 more for the 7200rpm hard drive, but that pushes wait time to 4-6weeks!!!! Leopard might be out by the time I got the computer! What should I do?:( Is this normal?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was afraid you were going to say that! CRAP!
     
  4. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    If you want it SOON and don't really need the faster hard drive, why not just get the 5,200. Unless you do a lot of video editing and things of that nature.
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    There are a bunch of this in this situation...search for ridiculous delay
     
  6. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    it'll be worth it:
    from barefeats
    "Here's the summary of our findings using QuickBench 4.0:
    For sustained large block reads, the 7200rpm drive is 27% faster.
    For sustained large block writes, the 7200rpm drive is 30% faster.

    For small random reads, the 7200rpm drive is 24% faster.
    For small random writes, the 7200rpm drive is 21% faster."
     
  7. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    For what it's worth, I have the 17" MBP from last fall (Napa chipset), and I got the 7200rpm drive. It's very, very nice.
     
  8. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Yeah im waiting for it....... 1 week down.

    The way I looked at it is that ive had my current mac for 3 years, and plan to do the same with the MBP so I want it to be as good as I can afford.
     
  9. tschoftner macrumors member

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    wait for MBP

    Hello there!

    U got my sympathies. I am exactly in the same boat. I am located in Austria and when I ordered my MBP 17" (6th June; all standard specs except for the hi-res matte screen) I was told that it would probably take 6 - 8 weeks to arrive.
    Big big bummer!! I am already so much looking forward to get this baby into my hands!
    But not for another maybe 6 weeks.:mad:
    Hoping for a quick(er) delivery anyway!!
    Thomas
     
  10. Duujo macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting the BTO option for the 7200rpm drive - and have a 3 - 4 week wait (in Australia).
    Definately worth getting the 7200 drive i reckon.

    I upgraded my PowerBooks HDD from 5200 to 7200 and the difference was noticable - a lot more snappier OS X was. (Plus i needed a 7200 to run pro-tools m-powered!)
     

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