Apple uMacbook Pro 2.53 Vs. 2.66? WTFF??

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  1. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    Maybe because you can buy one, and you cannot buy the other? (no "add to cart option)???
     
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  4. PhixionFilms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ? i dont understand what your trying to say. Both these computers where on at the same time yesterday and for the past month, the 2.53 is sold out right now but it will return by tomorrow. I just dont understand why one is 250 over the other, for nothing.
     
  5. G.T. macrumors 6502a

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    I think the 2.66 might be the new screen ones
     
  6. PhixionFilms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But shouldnt apple confirm this? Kind of stupid that they are throwing things up for sale, and it doesnt state which is better then the other. Heck, with this, they can throw a 15" macbook pro up there for 2500 with the same specs of a 1400 one, and no body will no the difference.
     
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    Weird, looks like you also get an extra USB port with the 2.53 GHz, unless that's a typo.
     
  8. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Let me look...

    Shrug, I really have no clue. Maybe that's why they took it down.
     
  9. PhixionFilms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice catch, I didn't notice this. Hmm, Im just afraid to find out something i regret after purchasing the cheaper model.
     
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    I thought the 2.53 was an a bit older and less powerful macbook, they need to sell them both, what price difference would you like? 20$?
     
  11. PhixionFilms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Since they do not state a date of manufacture build date, and they are still currently selling the 2.53 model at the apple store (checked tonight) then i say they should state WHY the 2.66 is $250 more. Then i will proceed to tell you how much i would like the price difference. .13 mhz doesnt cut it, you see?
     
  12. Ekim Neems macrumors member

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    I'm having this same issue with the 2.8 vs. the 2.66ghz (they're both the same exact price!).

    Turns out, the 2.66ghz is the Early 2009 model and the 2.8ghz is the Late 2008 model.

    I still can't figure out if Apple did anything else under the hood when they did that speed bump in Early 2009. Maybe they price it purely based on the age of the machine as well?
     
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    well IIRC the 2.66 can support the max RAM of 8GB officially where the 2.53 may or may not :cool: I would call and confirm which was made when and go from there. If you have followed any threads here at MR then the 2.53 is an older model but that doesn't help the general population that doesn't know about this or any Mac site.
    Try the Mroogle search to get more info here at MR about the models before buying.
    Good luck…
     
  14. PhixionFilms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I used the search engine and found no luck in deciding between the two. They both have a cap of 4 gb ddr3 which it does state. If anyone has the refurb. 2.53 did you regret not going with the 2.66?
     

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