New MBP - SR for $1399 good deal or not?

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  1. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    Hey Everyone,
    I am considering getting a 2.2 ghz MBP- Santa Rosa for $1399 after tax. Is this a good deal. I could also get the latest MBP for $1850 after tax.

    Is the SR a good deal? Any suggestions?
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    I think it's pretty good. Without the full range of specs on the two machines you are comparing, it's hard to say.
     
  3. bsolomonny thread starter macrumors regular

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    Specs

    They are the basic machines.

    The Santa Rosa Macbook Pro:
    15.4-inch (diagonal) 1440 x 900 resolution matte widescreen display,
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM (two 1GB SO-DIMMs),
    120GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm HD,
    8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW),
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB GDDR3 SDRAM,
    Airport Extreme (802.11n),


    The New Penryn Macbook Pro:
    15.4-inch (diagonal) 1440 x 900 resolution matte or glossy (I can choose) widescreen display,
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz processor,
    2GB RAM (two 1GB SO-DIMMs),
    200GB Serial ATA 5400 rpm HD,
    8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW),
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM,
    1 FireWire 400 port, 1 FireWire 800 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports,
    Airport Extreme (802.11n),
    Multi-Touch trackpad, Illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor
     
  4. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Looks like a very good deal, you know what they say if it is to good to be true it is. If this is from ebay or craigslist i would be worried but if you can trust the seller then i say go for it.
     
  5. steeler macrumors regular

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    As a comparison, the same model is $1449 (before tax) at the Apple refurb store. If the seller can't be trusted (eBay or craigslist), then you might want to go that route.
     
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  7. bsolomonny thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is a reliable seller... i get a special discount. I bought this macbook from them a year ago. If i got the refurb i would have tax on top of that $1449 so it would probably run me about $1572. This one is a new machine never opened for $1399 including tax. So it is 172 less than the refurb price. I do some graphics programs, some photo and video editing etc...
     
  8. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    If its from a reputable dealer, buy it. It's an excellent deal and will be fine for what you do.
     
  9. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    go with it and max out the ram. you will have a great machine for years.
     
  10. bsolomonny thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry

    Sorry, i should be saying memrom vs penryn. Apparantly they are both running on SR motherboards.

    It looks like the major difference between these two models is CPU speed, video memory, and the multitouch pad... oh and price about $450. Am i missing anything?
     
  11. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Nope, CPU speed would not effect anything major and multitouch pad is not important to me. The only thing i would be worries about is the video memory, but still looks like a good deal.
     

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