Am I making the right choice in terms of price/value?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by turnstylez18, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. turnstylez18 macrumors regular

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    I was originally thinking of getting 2011 base 15" MBP but have decided to go with the higher end 15".

    I have two options:

    1) Go online - no education discount as I am not a student
    15" 2.2 MBP
    500gb 7200rpm
    Anti-glare
    $2399 before taxes CDN

    2) Apple Store - education discount has been offered from Apple Store Rep
    15" 2.3 MBP
    750 5400rpm
    Anti-glare
    $2409 before taxes CDN


    Anti-glare is a must for me and this is the only configuration (2.3 high-end 15") of the anti-glare available at an apple store. And it is the only way I can receive an education discount.

    Option 2 is what I am most likely going for. Am I making the right decision between the two? It seems like a no brainer. $10 more for a slightly better cpu. I prefer the 7200rpm but have no choice but to stick with the 5400rpm HD.

    Maybe in the future, I'll just swap the hd for something better.
     
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    You can just pick a school online... Or order by phone. I don't condone lying, but they really don't actually check.
     
  3. andrew086 macrumors regular

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    You could always order it from MacMall.com and get the 15" 2.2 GHz anti-glare w/ 500GB 7200rpm HDD for $2,344 with no sales tax.
     
  4. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought they did it randomly. I wouldn't want to take a risk and having to pay up later. At the apple store, it was offered to me and it seemed like a safer route to go with.
     
  5. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! but I'm in Canada. I'm assuming duties/fees etc may come into play.
     

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