MacPro Dual 2.88ghz Xeon 8 Core vs new ones

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by whitetrashanth, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. whitetrashanth macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2005
    iv just been offered MacPro Dual 2.88ghz Xeon 8 Core, 4gb ram, 250gb hd, SD- £2300 (retail) £1600 (still under warranty)

    is it worth spending a few hundred more for a newer one or is that a very good deal ??

  2. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    Some things to consider:

    A 2008 Mac Pro was £1,749 new full retail price. They came with 320GB drives, so if it does have a 250GB drive they have removed the stock drive and replaced it with something else. Although Apple's memory pricing probably put it at £2,300 retail don't use that price for anything. an extra 2GB of memory is currently under £60. With student discount or refurb pricing you could get that system direct from Apple for under £1,600.

    As for performance, well you are buying old tech but you get the 8 real cores. You are probably better off trying to get a refurb quad 2.66GHz if you aren't in a hurry (check every day).

Share This Page