I bought my MacBook Pro a month too early!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wbgordon, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. wbgordon macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    I purchased my first Mac, a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro, from Best Buy at 2,799.00 in early May. I learned today that Apple slashed its prices in the past week and the same notebook can now be had for 1,999.00. Ouch!!!!

    Anyone know how long this price slash was in the coming?

  2. splashnader macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2008
    Via Satellite

    Apple has been hinting around at a price drop for a few months according to several blog, but nothing was confirmed. Also you are comparing a customized 15inch MBP to the the new 15 inch MBP price. The base price was $1999 and is now $1699. So I think your comparison is a little off.
  3. fpnc macrumors 68000

    Oct 30, 2002
    San Diego, CA
    The new $1699 MacBook Pro is nothing like the older versions. The base-price MacBook Pro now has only the integrated 9400M graphics while all of the previous generation MacBook Pros had both the 9400M and the 9600M GT. The closest equivalent to the previous generation is now the $1999 model (although even there you lose the ExpressCard slot for the new, less-functional SD card slot).
  4. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2008
    Southern California
    and less VRAM, and less CPU cache.

    OP, did you purchase with your AMEX?
  5. RogueVasion macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2008
    I wouldn't call it a total price slash, but I think it was evident something was up with the uMB when the Whitebook outperformed it with 2.13GHz.

    There were some hints at it, but again, they were on the rumor mill. I still think you got a better MBP, I'd take the Expresscard over the SD slot any day.
  6. wbgordon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    I used my corporate VISA card. Purchase date was May 8, 2009.
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    "Tech changes; get over it."

    Not to be blunt, but whining about a price drop is a stupid thing to do.

    Look at it this way; YOU GOT DEDICATED GRAPHICS. You don't GET that with the price-dropped one.

    Oh, and ExpressCard/34. You can't give yourself more FireWire, eSATA, or USB ports with that SD slot.

    Be happy with your purchase, or else complain when Arrandale comes out. :D
  8. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    It's actually a price rise here in the UK. I have to spend 100GBP (around 165dollars) more to get a 15 inch with a GT card. :(
  9. wbgordon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    Dear Not-So-Subtle-Tallest,

    Does the below quote-out look familiar? That was your advice to a thread starter who questioned the price of the same Mac notebook seven months ago. Money does matter, and in this economy people like to think they've used theirs as wisely as possible. A freaking dedicated graphics card is hardly worth $800.00, but, yes, I am happy with my MacBook Pro. It's a terrific machine.

    "You could search, finding dozens of threads on this topic.

    All roads lead to yes.

    WAIT UNTIL THE NEHALEM MAC PROS COME OUT. Not only will the current model be cheaper, you might be able to swing an eight-core current model for the price of a four-core current."
  10. cu2010 macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    new york city
    sorry, disregard my post. turns out irrelevant
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Then did you need a $2,700 machine? Did you need dedicated graphics?
  12. wbgordon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    My machine:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP51.007E.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.41f2
    Serial Number (system): W891394771A
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    Was I specifically shopping for dedicated graphics? It's certainly better, but I'm not so certain it's $800.00 better.
  13. theMaccer macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2006
    I know I know the new stuff came out. Its not like you bought Apple stock, so wut it is cheaper now. It is a computer, it helps you get your work done. As long as it can do wut you want it to do, it is no big deal.

    Also here is what I usually do after a Mac purchase, I stop logging on to MR for 3 months, so I wouldnt know wuts going on in the Mac world.

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