Non-RMBP applestore rediculous SSD update price

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim-tim, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. tim-tim macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2011
    Hi guys and girls

    If I want to order new non-retina MBP I have to pay extra 1000$ for them to throw away default 750gb HDD and insert Samsung 830 SSD 512gb (I suppose that's what they will install at best)

    I just wandered is there any logic to this price?

    Or maybe I don't know something?

    Samsung 830 512gb is around 850$, right?

    So it's not only you pay them extra 250$ just to put it inside, but they also toss away HDD which have it's little price in and of itself too..

    So I will basically pay them around 350$ just to put it inside and set up clean Lion OS?

    I'm not very tech-savy and I don't like to mess with harware, but I guess installing Samsung 830 myself is not a rocket science, right?

    On the other hand, whose 350$ is not that big of an issue for me.

    Any opinions on this?

    Do I understand Apple's price justification correctly?
  2. asdad123 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    Putting in a new HDD in the MBP is as simple as unscrewing the back cover, then the HDD bracket and taking out the old HDD and putting in the SSD and finally replacing the screws.

    Reinstalling lion is even easier now with internet recovery. You do not even need to make a recovery drive. It automatically downloads lion to a fresh HDD and installs itself.

    If $350 isnt a big deal for you, Ill install it for you for it heh :p
  3. Librarian580 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2012
  4. tim-tim thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2011

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