Macbook Pro 17 ordering...quick help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JasonR, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. JasonR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2008
    Ok...I'm going out of town on Monday, and I need to buy a Notebook asap. I want to order the Macbook Pro 17"...but with a 7200 HD. Buying direct from Apple won't get the laptop to me in time....what are the chances that my local apple store will have one with a 7200 hard drive?

    I know this has been argued time and again, but is the 17" that much more of a hassle to travel with than the 15"? I'm only buying the 17" for the resolution. 1440x900 kind of sucks on the 15 (I have a mid 2008 MBP 15" that's on eBay).

    EDIT: Is the difference between 7200 and 5400 a big deal? My current MBP has a 7200. I plan on upgrading to a SSD when they're more affordable, but does replacing the HDD in the new MBPs void the warranty?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Non-zero. Call and ask?

    It is significantly bigger. I found that the 17" didn't fit in my backpack nicely, which is something because my backpack isn't small.

    It's a big enough difference to be noticeable, unlike processor speed bumps. I'm pretty sure the HDs in the new MBPs are user-replaceable, but I don't remember them specifically saying that...

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