If you had 2700$ to spend on a mbp and had to get it all on apples website...

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  1. gmans46 macrumors regular

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    What configuration would you get my budge is 3000$ but with a printer and tax I thought 2700 would work let me know it all needs to be on the website I think I'm getting high end 15, 128gb ssd 4gb ram hires antiglare, and AppleCare. Also the comp has to include AppleCare so more like 2450 for all the specs
     
  2. ' r i S e n macrumors regular

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    I would not just go balls out and buy one laptop that simply matches or comes close to such a ridiculous price that you are willing to spend at once. Personally, I would strongly consider what you want out of a MacBook Pro and then purchase a model from there, and then if there is money left over, you can either save it, buy some peripherals for your more appropriate laptop, etc. In other words ...

    ... less expensive laptop that does what you need + possible peripherals/saved money > very expensive laptop just for the sake of it.

    However, if you need such a machine, feel free to go for it. I just hope this advice gets you thinking and prevents you from just jumping into something head first. I know it doesn't mean too much, but by the sound of the title, it seems like you're doing just that.
     
  3. gmans46 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well see its my graduation gift from my grandpa and its any laptop $3000 and under and he told me to get as close to the price as i could so thats what im doing.
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    thats a great choice.
     
  5. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    An SSD, I suppose for enhanced performance and only 4gb ram to slow down the machine in case the SSD is toooo fast? ???

    Not sure what you plan on doing, I mean the SSD will speed up boot and app starts, if that's all you're gonna do then you don't need much RAM.

    If it were me, and it might well be ..... I'd be maxing out system RAM and not even considering an SSD. But that's just me, I work with multiple large image files opened at one time.
     
  6. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502

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    I would get that config, but with a 256GB SSD. Sure that is a little over 3000 without tax and the education discount, but I would pay for the rest just for more storage.
     
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  8. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    If you are in school make sure you take advantage of the educational discount. He can easily buy it for you under that program. Its a great deal.
     
  9. gmans46 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am that's what I'm using I'm going 128gb ssd 4gb ram (aftermarket 8gb) hires antiglare AppleCare mighty mouse then hp 150$ printer bts iPod and then maybe enventually like a750 gb optibay how does that sound my cousin is going with a 7200 rpm hdd and 8gb of ram
     
  10. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    You sure you want a mouse? the trackpad is pretty sweet. I had always hated laptops mainly because i hated the touch pads. That is, until I got a macbook in 2008. It's the best part about the computer, aside from the OS, in my opinion.
     
  11. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

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    128GB SSD is really small. I'd just get the 7200RPM Drive and upgrade the RAM
     
  12. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    Right idea on installing aftermarket RAM but if you must have SSD, go for 256GB unless you can survive with 128 until you put regular HD in optibay
     
  13. gmans46, May 26, 2011
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    gmans46 thread starter macrumors regular

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    im gonna go with what i stated before. 128gb ssd for apps and boot. (8gb 1600 aftermarket) hires antiglare, apple care, mighty mouse, and then i just purchased this for when my mbp comes in http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDMB5K750G/

    I also went with a m3 booq case :D
     

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