getting a great deal on prev. MBP- yes or no?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adamatus, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. adamatus macrumors newbie

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    hey,

    i was waiting to get the new MBP and even ordered it. But then the Apple store at my university campus announced that the they are getting the high end 15in 2.4Ghz for $1400 !!!! new not refurb !!!!! i had ordered the mid range 2.5 Ghz MBP with education discount..

    What should i do !!!!!! please tell me... its alot of money !!!!

    thank you

    Atif
     
  2. minchman macrumors member

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    That's a great deal! I'd be all over that if I were at your university. I bought mine for $1499, and not a regret in sight!
     
  3. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    For $1400, I'd opt for the "old" 2.4 model! About the only thing going for the new machine is the larger drive and new touchpad. If those things are not important to you, save a bundle on the "old" one!
     
  4. PDE macrumors 68020

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    It's a great deal!
     
  5. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    If you're talking about buying the 2.5Ghz Penryn model through the Apple education store then yes you would be a lot better off with the older 2.4Ghz for only $1400. That's a really good deal. You'll never notice the difference in performance period cause there is very little. I wish I could of found the 2.4Ghz model for $1400. I bought the 2.2Ghz model from Amazon.com for like $1450 after rebate :/. Where did you buy yours from minchman?
     
  6. minchman macrumors member

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    i bought mine through my school also. i guess all the apple education stores are clearing out old inventory. you got a great deal too!
     
  7. adamatus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thx for your help ppl.. kinda ironic that i have been cursing the delays in the MBP upgrade only to go buy the old one !!!!

    but the price is great.. will need to extra cash to buy the next next upgrade :)

    Thank you all
     
  8. bamf macrumors 6502

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    Get yourself a nice external hard drive too... :p
     
  9. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    You're paying tax on that $1400 i guess right? I'm considering sending my 2.2Ghz MBP back to Amazon and getting the new 2.4Ghz Penryn model for only $1744 shipped after rebate from Amazon. It will only cost me like $290 to do the upgrade so I'm thinking maybe it might be worth it.
     
  10. PDE macrumors 68020

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    I think that would be worth it: multitouch (though the trackpad is really too small for it), larger hard drive, more vram, better battery life AND it runs noticeably cooler than the previous generation. The heat factor is really significant.

    At $1400, the old generation is a bargain, but the difference is $300 between the old and new, I'd pick the new.
     
  11. adamatus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    More vram? i thought lower end MBP had the same as the older mid range?
     
  12. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    He's comparing the 2.2Ghz MBP I just bought to the new 2.4Ghz Penryn model. The lower end MBP has 256MB vram now instead of only 128MB.
     
  13. PDE macrumors 68020

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    didn't read the the thread before posting. mistake.
     

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