Ordered 17" High Res Refurb - but is it a Penryn?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by geordietravllr, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. geordietravllr macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    Hi all - my first post and this might seem a bit daft but.... I just ordered a refurbished 17" mbp 2.5 GHz / 250GB hdd from the UK Apple site for £1399 and now I'm wondering if the reason it was cheaper than similar refurbs (17" 2.5 High Res but with 200GB 7200rpm hdd is £1629) is that it's an old mermon chip version :eek: :confused:

    When I ordered it I'm sure it showed 512MB Graphics but I can't check now as all that info disappears once you place the order.

    Is there any way I can be sure tonight (apple tel. support is shut until 9am tomorrow) The product no. is G0F22B/A if that means anything to anybody?

    Cheers :eek:
  2. geordietravllr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    Cheers pal! :)

    So it IS a penryn chip then. It seems like they're charging a lot extra (£230) for a faster/smaller drive. :confused:

    Anyway, I'm happy :D Just need to order the WD 320GB now...
  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    They're charging for the extra (considerable) speed.
  4. geordietravllr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    Oh yeah, i realise the hdd is faster alright but I'm sure that's more than the cost to upgrade when they were new. I'm not complaining - I'd rather upgrade to a bigger/faster drive than the 200GB anyway. I'm just suspicious / paranoid about the price difference! :p;)
  5. geordietravllr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    Happy Ending! (sort of)

    Just thought I'd do a quick update - I had my refurb delivered after 3 days spent bouncing round in the back of a UPS van while they tried to decide what my address was....:rolleyes:

    Anyway, once I booted it up I discovered that the HDD in the one they sent me is in fact the 200GB upgrade!:D lol and I can confirm that it does make a bit of a difference speed wise.

    My only dilemma now is that the 'e' key is takes about twice the force to register as the rest of the keys and because I don't want to get a replacement and risk not getting a 7200 drive again I'll have to take it to a local Apple repairer and wait 14 days while they 'fix' it. :p

    Every silver lining has a cloud....;)

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