MBP 15" 2.53 or 2.66 - Which one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by noles200, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. noles200 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
    OK, so I've decided on the 15". I was going to get the 2.66 with the better graphics card for $1984 with student discount, the only upgrade being a 500gb 7200rpm hard drive.

    Then I started thinking, I can get a 500gb 7200rpm hard drive for about $120 to $130.

    Could I get the NVIDIA 9600 graphics card to put in too? I wasn't sure.

    I know installing the hard drive is very easy but I don't know about installing the graphics card (or if I can even get it, or if it will even work), so I come to all of you for your wisdom.

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
  3. noles200 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
    Well that stinks. I did look at the refurb store and have given it some thought.

    Conclusion: Based on the free ipod touch deal (I'm going to give it to my kid for his b-day next week) The 2009 MBP net price is about $199 more than the refurb and buying the ipod touch seperate.

    I thing new is the better value at this point with the better battery, screen, sd slot (for my purposes) and a little better chip (2.66).


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