How good of a deal is this for MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by son of olaf, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. son of olaf macrumors newbie

    son of olaf

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    First of all, to all of you, I have used this website for about 1 year since I bought my first apple product (20" imac) since my Apple IIe from the 80s ( :apple: :D ) and have GREATLY appreciated every tidbit of information I have gleaned (video info (FCE), how to upgrade my ram myself (4 gb = good), gaming (free and otherwise), using VM Fusion, assorted tweaks, etc.

    Anyway, I work for a University and they are having the following deal and was curious to see what your thoughts were:

    MacBook Pro -
    All MacBook Pros include built-in Airport Extreme (802.11n), Bluetooth 2.1, and Gigabit Ethernet. Built-in iSight Camera, and Lithium-polymer battery. One Firewire 400 port, one FireWire 800 port, two USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard/34 slot, Dual-link DVI, and DVI to VGA adapter. Full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor and Multi-Touch trackpad. Included software: Mac OS X Leopard, iLife ‘08, Front Row, & Photo Booth.
    15.4-inch Matte TFT LED Display (1440 x 900), 1” thick, 5.4 lbs
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 2GB (2 x 1GB) up to 4GB / 200GB Serial ATA HD (5400 rpm)
    8x DL Super Drive / NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT w/256 MB [MB133LL/A] ............................... 1199.00*

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    That's a good deal, with all of the saved money I suggest buying AppleCare.

    ChrisN
     
  3. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Do it. Now.

    That's about $1100 cheaper than when I bought it 6 months ago :p.
     
  4. son of olaf thread starter macrumors newbie

    son of olaf

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    Thanks for the information and recommendations...

    ...now to convince my wife...

    :)
     
  5. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    YES! I would probably buy that instead of the new MB...lolz
     
  6. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    It is easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission :D
     
  7. tycheong macrumors member

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    Yes

    like everyone has said, that is an amazing deal
    ...if you're comfortable using the previous gen

    which university do you work for btw?
     
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    An excellent deal, go for it, and, in common with ChrisN, I'd strongly recommend that you buy Applecare; if money is a bit of a problem, you can wait until your first year of ownership is up (but not a second longer) and then buy it.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  10. son of olaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I work for the University of Washington in Seattle.
     

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