My 3 Options??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by W00DI, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. W00DI macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2009
    So Im buying a macbook pro and here are my options please choose one.

    Option number 1: Buy base 13" macbook pro from institute for 1074 + free ipod. ( upgrade ram later) (upgrade harddrive)

    Option number two... buy 2.26 macbook pro from apple and upgrade the ram to 4gb and 250 gb hd for 1350 + free printer (no ipod)

    Option number 3... buy 2.56 13" macbook pro + ipod from instutute for 1374.

    What option should i choose there all looking pretty darn good?
  2. uanuglyfool macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2009
    The Moon, CA
    I would go with option 3 and sell the iPod to upgrade the ram. What kind of iPod is it?
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You don't delineate the speed of the MBP on option 1 but I'd go with that.

    Its always cheaper to upgrade the components yourself then getting them from apple. I'm pretty sure you can upgrade the ram and HD for under 300 bucks thus saving you $$ in the long run.
  4. d0mth0ma5 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2008
    It's the base model so that would be 2.26GHz.

    I'd say option 3, many will say that it's better to buy the 2.26 and upgrade the RAM and HD from a 3rd party seller and install (or get it done for you). But i'm a big fan of getting as high a spec of the things you can't replace when they're cheaper later i.e. The processor.
  5. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

    Gabriel GR

    Jul 12, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    Get the cheapest and upgrade ram to 4gb and install an intel SSD. It will be the fastest performing choise.
  6. d0mth0ma5 macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2008
    The 2.53 already has 4GB of RAM and to upgrade to 6 or 8 is gonna take a fairly large chuck of change which won't fully be covered by the ipod savings (anywhere near for 8GB).

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