7200 rpm?

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  1. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

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    i might be getting an mbp soon and i was wondering if i could really benefit that much from a 7200 rpm drive. the computer would be the base 13 inch. right now i have a hackintosh with a 7200 rpm drive in it but i recently upgraded from a 5400 and i have seen no difference. i mainly just use Firefox and itunes and occasionally word for school.

    so yeah, what do you guys think?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. tflournoy95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do you think it would be better to get something used from craigslist/ebay to save a little money or get something better for the same price or in your experience people aren't trustworthy enough?
     
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    To me the time and worry saved by purchasing directly from a retailer more than makes up for the difference in cost. It's really up to you.
     
  5. tflournoy95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i dont know about all that for me since 1200 bucks is pretty hard for a 14 year old to come by.
     
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    Are you using the student discount your entitled to to buy the computer? If not it may allow for the 7200 upgrade.
    I would do it but it's not my money.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Unless the OP is entering college at age 14, they're not eligible for the education discount.
     
  8. tflournoy95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no there is student discount for k-12. and 1100 bucks is almost as hard as 1200 to come up with
     
  9. apolloa macrumors G4

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    You must be? In the UK as far as I know you get an Apple discount for being in School, College, University.

    Actually I just checked, that's a tad unfair.

    In that case I would just buy a brand new base model, you can always upgrade the drive later.

    EDIT: Posted this before reading your reply OP. That is just not on, the youngest students have no discount offer!!
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    In what country? In the US it's for college students/faculty/staff or K-12 faculty/staff.
     
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  12. tflournoy95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i went to education punched in my zip code (23112) clicked on k-12 and clicked my school (Manchester high) and it lowered all the prices for the macs. i didn't see anything about just being for faculty. even if i cant my mom is in college so whatevers.
     
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    Ah, ok. Cool. If your mother is associated with a college you might be able to take advantage of the Back to School promotion and get an iPod as well.
     
  14. tflournoy95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah. i have a somewhat unrealted question. i just became a 6502 shouldnt i be able to go to the marketplace thingy? where do i find that at?
     
  15. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Sometimes it takes a while for it to appear.
     
  16. tflournoy95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    where is it at? just in the main mac forums part?
     
  17. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

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    for what you do, it probably wont make a a noticeable difference. if you were playing games or did lot with movies then it would make a difference
     
  18. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Stick with 5400. 7200 will just drain your battery and be loud. Won't benefit you.

    And just for the record, right above the "enter k-12 store" button on the first page of the apple education site, it says "I am a K-12 teacher, administrator, or staff member."

    Reading is fun.
     
  19. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Indeed it is.

     
  20. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Yup. And I did read that, which is why I said "just for the record."

    Thanks though.
     

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