MBP - Choices?!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mattpippen, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. mattpippen macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I think I have figured out what I am going to do. I just wanted to get some additional opinions.

    Most of you are going to say wait. I have been waiting for 3 or so months now to get a MacBook Pro. Unless Apple releases updates in the next two days I am buying the current model.

    I am planning to get the 2.2GHz model of the MBP. The reason is I mainly use my computer for Internet, audio editing/recording, and some mild video and picture editing. I don't feel like the additional 200Mhz and 128MB of VRAM will make a real difference.

    I am going to take the extra money and use to to upgrade the RAM to 4GB (not from Apple). See Here

    In addition, I will be upgrading to a 200GB 7200RPM HD. See Here

    What do you think?
     
  2. gescom macrumors regular

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    I suggest doing the memory swap here. You can mail back your memory for a rebate. It beats shelving it and it is the one time I didn't go through NewEgg.com. :D
     
  3. mattpippen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The reason I was going for those specific sticks is because they have a CL of 4. It won't be a real big difference. Really more of a mindset thing.
     
  4. gescom macrumors regular

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    Right on! I just thought you might like to know you can push off the ram to that site. I hadn't noticed the latency numbers. Good call.
     
  5. mattpippen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    You did inform me of the site though. I hadn't heard of it.
     
  6. gescom macrumors regular

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    Good call on the latency and the HD. I am going to check those out myself. I've been looking to get a 7200rpm. However what I really wish is if I could just cram my WD Raptor (10,000 rpm) in the MBP and call it a day.:D
     
  7. Osprey macrumors 6502

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    I think you will really like the 7200rpm, I know I do. I do a lot of video and for me felt like it was the best choice.
     
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  9. mattpippen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback so far!

    I guess now I just need to make the purchases. Anyone have some money that they don't need/want?:D
     
  10. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    If I had that much money I wouldn't be on here.
     
  11. mattpippen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Some how that just sounds so depressing. :(
     
  12. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Depressing but very True.
     

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