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

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    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 ??

    thanks
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    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).
     

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