new 2.4 GHz vs 2.53 GHz and student discount

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by insignificantMB, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. insignificantMB macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2008
    So I am using the student discount to purchase a new macbook pro.
    I'm not sure which is more worth it.
    The lower end MBP is $1899 with the student discount, but the higher is $2299 which saves me $200 instead of $100.
    Can someone explain to me the stuff like 5400 rpm vs 7200 rpm? and how it affects battery life.
    Also, the ram and GHz; is .13 worth the price and is it an improvement that I will easily recognize?
    Last, is 256 MB of graphics memory significant?
  2. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    5400rpm and 7200rpm are the speeds of the hard drive. The faster the HD speed, the faster your computer will be when doing HD intensive tasks. If you are a student, I would suggest saving some money and getting the 1899 version. The small bump in processor speed is not really worth it.
  3. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    So they raise the student prices then! Unbelievable. They used to be $1799 for the low end MBP.
  4. sjsharks13 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    They raised the student prices.....?
    WTF is that?
  5. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    Interesting move by Apple when it comes to student pricing. :eek:
  6. MowingDevil macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2008
    Vancouver, BC & Sydney, NSW
  7. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
    lol, that's not the word I was thinking!

    I'll keep my early 2008 MBP. Honestly, I love this machine and the keyboard. I know all keyboards will be like these new ones from now on, but I¡ll stick to this one for a couple more months (years?) and then switch when this machine no longer does it, which will be in a very long time.
  8. ZachSB macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2008
    Grr. I really need a new computer too. I guess I'll have to wait for the next Notebook refresh. Hopefully we'll get them in February like 2008.
  9. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
    I'm not planning to replace my early 2008 MBP, I'm just a little bummed that now the low end model only discounts $100 to students, because this will very likely be the norm from now one.

    If you're not too much in need for a MBP check out the macbook, those really got one hell of an upgrade!
  10. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    please accept all the Sarcasm in this post...( just venting due to the ugliness of the new MBP)
    i'm not sure where you were when they taught MATH at school..

    buying a $1899 with a 100 discount
    buying a $2299 with a 200 discount.

    i'm trying to figure out HOW the 2nd one will be cheaper in anyway..


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