Macbook Pro SR 2.2Ghz, Good Deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jeff_siler, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. jeff_siler macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2005
    I came accross a deal on MacMall for a SR Macbook Pro 2.2Ghz for $1499. Its a brand new "closeout".

    Is it worth buying at this price and saving $500 off the price of a new macbook pro?

  2. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    Looks like a good deal to me. I bought mine from them last year at a similar savings.
  3. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    These sell for $1449 refurbished (still comes with 1yr Apple warranty) from Apple's own website when they have them in stock, so $1499 for a new one is pretty good (assuming the Macmall one is new with a full 1yr warranty).

    This model has the 128MB 8600GT though as opposed to the 256MB/512MB 8600GT on the higher-end/newer Macbook Pros. Not sure if it matters to you or not.
  4. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    I would get 3 at that price!!! :eek:

    (my 1.5 y/o MacBook is worth ~1300$ here)
  5. tompon1923 macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2008
    15°35'30.45S 54°31'22.17E
    Get it, even with a possible refresh it is a bargain!!!
  6. AppleGuy1980 macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    It really depends on what you need. If you really really need the graphics chip, then yea that's a pretty good deal on an MBP. Otherwise, you're paying $1499 for a computer that's less powerful than a $1299 MacBook.
  7. tdgrn macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2008
    Little Rock, AR
    I have the Santa Rosa platform MacBook Pro, and to be honest I am super glad that I got this version. Working at Best Buy I get to play with all the new toys that we get, and I don't think that the Multi-touch trackpad has been perfected, so if you can get a MBP SR at that price, GET IT!
  8. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    $1449 now. And you get $100 off a printer, just like Apple, and Parallels for free. Seems nice to me, minus the 4 rebates (computer, printer, parallels, and a mail in rebate for free shipping).

    No tax at macmall, unlike from the Apple store.
  9. macdot macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
  10. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    I bought one in the UK for about $1600 (£800) with 2 years warranty.

    I know it is not the latest version but it is still a good buy.

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