Having a slight dilemma. Which MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by newjacksm, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. newjacksm macrumors member

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Since you don't mention what you use your machine for it probably doesn't matter in the slightest.
     
  3. donklaus macrumors member

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    Buy the one you've linked to.

    This machine retailed for about $2,600 originally. BTO options include the high-res antiglare screen, higher processor speed, and a 7200 RPM hard drive -- all very desirable even if your computer usage isn't particularly demanding, as they improve system response and usability. Not necessarily required features, but desirable for the user experience and long-term viability. The original price shown is MicroCenter's discontinued merchandise price less the current closeout discount.

    I just took advantage of the same offer. Great machine, and I replaced the RAM with 12GB I had on-hand left over from other upgrades. Probably will go to 16 GB if I free up another chip somewhere.
     
  4. isolentmink macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for sharing

    Hi, thanks for starting this thread and sharing. I'm currently in the same boat looking for either a new Retina MBP, or unibody model. I have to say this price on the 2.5gz is very compelling. Might stop by and buy one today. Only question I had is if anyone knows what is the maximum RAM in this model. Is it 8 or 16? Also, I think this i7 2.5ghz is a sandy bridge processor, not the most recent ivy bridge -- not sure how much of a difference that matters...any feedback/advice would be most appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  5. djestouff macrumors newbie

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    I bought that 2.5 model from microcenter. so far, so good. 16gb max ram (though Apple specs it to 8gb). There are a couple threads that confirm it can take 16gb.
     

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