Need a new HD, and monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mynameisshawn, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. mynameisshawn macrumors member

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    Hi, I have a pre unibody 17" MBP. It has a 200gb HD that is pretty much full. I'm wondering if replacing the HD would void my AppleCare? If it doesn't what would be the best deal for a 500gb or even a 1TB 7200RPM drive out there?

    Also what would be a good external monitor that could support 1920x1200?

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    No, replacing the hard drive is actually quite easy and simple on your computer, and it is a user replaceable part, therefore it does not void your warranty.

    Also, if you have the money, my personal choice for a monitor would be a 24" Apple Cinema Display or an older 23" like I use. These can be had anywhere from $200-$600 on ebay depending on size, condition, ect. I love mine, although there are plenty of other cheaper alternatives that are availible.
     
  3. mynameisshawn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I've been looking at HD's, does anyone have a say in either of these?

    500gb Hybrid or 500gb cheapie?

    Also I'm not too opposed to getting a non :apple: monitor. As long as it's in HD, and works. But the bottom line is the $$$, if I can find a Cinema Display for cheap I'd be over it.
     
  4. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    lol, just go with the cheapie. I've used momentus hard drives for years in my macs and have never had a problem. For the extra money, it's really not justifiable for that other one, unless you *really* want to be a speed demon. That other drive will be a little faster, but in terms of typical day to day use you probably won't see a difference.
     

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