Help deciding which one please!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bigboar, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. bigboar macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, I am looking at getting a new 13" pro. I can't decide wether to go with the base model with i5,4gb,500 or the i7,8gb,750. The latter is 300 more and I don't know if the processor upgrade is worth it. I don't care about the extra 250 gb HD and I know I can buy extra memory do cheap. What is everyone's thoughts? Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Buy the i5 model and upgrade the RAM yourself. I've seen some retailers selling the base i5 13" MBP for $999. If you're planning on buying this weekend, you may find an even better deal than that.

    Check out newegg they have had some great deals on 2 x 8GB kits lately.

    Finally, if have the extra money, look into SSDs.
     
  3. bigboar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks T,,, amazon has the newest version for 1034 shipped right now and I don't have to pay tax so it's like saving an additional $70... I haven't been able to find it cheaper anywhere else yet
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    That's pretty close to $999. I don't see any Apple stuff on sale at Fry's, but I think they charge shipping anyway.
     
  5. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

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    I would say that the Base is the smart buy, however, had the upgrade been a Quad core, tough call.
     
  6. bigboar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I did it!!!!' I bought the i5,4gb,500 hd. I then bought 16gb or ram and an ocz vertex 4 256gb ssd.
    Grand total with shipping and tax: $1237.95
    What do you guys think? Seemed like it would be a good setup. I can then use the stock 500gb hd as an external drive I'd I buy a case for it, correct?
     
  7. bigboar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update! Just got it price matched $962.45 to match frys deal that started this morning!! Best price I have ever seen for it!!
    So, 1237.95-72.45=$1165.50:D
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Good job man! I was just looking for this thread to make sure you knew about the Fry's deal!
     
  9. kennethsime macrumors newbie

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    You did very well. The SSD + hella RAM in a MBP = nicest laptop you can buy today. And at that price you did very well.
     
  10. bigboar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for looking out T!!!
     

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