Price Advice MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jsquared, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. jsquared macrumors 6502

    jsquared

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    I'm thinking of getting the 13 inch MBP with 4GB Ram and 500GB HD for $1199 - Education Discount (mom works at local college) = $1099.

    But the store I'm buying from, MacAuthority- authorized Mac store, will update the RAM to 8GB for $99 making the total $1200 and some change plus tax.

    I'd like someone to tell me this is a good deal.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You can save 50 to 60 USD and by 8 GB RAM yourself via Newegg for 40 USD and maybe have the appropriate tools already and install it yourself. It is quite easy.

     
  3. jsquared thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I was watching that online. I've messed with enough iPhones I assumed it couldn't be much harder. But if the store I buy from will do it and keep it under warranty I'd rather do that.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    And if you do it yourself, your Mac will still have warranty, as RAM and HDD are user-replaceable parts and don't void the warranty, though the third-party HDD and RAM will only be covered by the store/manufacturer your bought them from and not Apple.
     
  5. jsquared thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So the only thing that worries me is static shocking something and frying it...but honestly how often does that happen and it seems preventable?
     
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    You wont hurt the computer - just watch a tutorial it will give you the confidence to do it.
     
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  8. Marcus PM macrumors member

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    Popping in additional RAM is so easy, even I have done it on each of my three laptops over the past 12 years. They make it easier with each new model.
     
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