Ordering MacBook (Pro) tomorrow - what would YOU do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Uchiha1911, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Uchiha1911 macrumors newbie

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    Hey forum =)
    I know it's late, but I do have a question I'd like to ask ^^

    I'm ordering my MacBook (Pro) tomorrow, but what would YOU do?

    1) MacBook White Unibody (€827,-)
    2) Low-end MBP 13'' (€1057,-)
    3) High-end MBP 13'' (€1287,-)

    What would you take (and why)?
     
  2. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    If those were MY options I would get the high end 13 because I like to play some games and that plays them the best out of those 3. Also, if you can afford it, you might as well go for it, youll get more for you money in the longrun.
     
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  5. coupdetat macrumors 6502

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    The "high" end MBP is an utter waste of money. Choose between the low end MBP and the MB.
     
  6. Uchiha1911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will mostly be using it for surfing the web, mailing, word processing, Photoshop/Illustrator rendering/editing, photo editing (Aperture 3) and 720P/1080P HD playback on my 32'' Samsung LED TV.

    Also, I'd like to be doing (most) of these things simultaneously, so multitasking does come in ^^

    I kind of agree with coupdetat, the high-end MBP seems like a waste of money.. I can upgrade my memory to 4GB of RAM for just under €100,-.. that'd be €150,- for .26 Ghz of CPU speed and a 250GB HDD (which is going to be replaced by an SSD nevertheless).
     
  7. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    It might be a 1 in 100 chance...but why wouldn't you wait 24 hours until the next Tuesday...seriously, 1 day going to kill you?
     
  8. webtoker macrumors member

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    If he waits, there is a good chance he could get infected with the waiting for arrandale virus.
     
  9. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    LOL. this is true, it spreads faster than h1n1 lol. the waiting game for this is severe :(
     
  10. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    well if I'm infected I may as well spread the disease :p
     
  11. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    i agree.
     
  12. abs1nthe macrumors member

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    buy the high end (if you can afford it) and enjoy it. Arrandale will most likely be released within a month (my opinion) and you can just exchange it, if not, then sell it.
     
  13. bluetick macrumors member

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    For what reasons? RAM and HDD can be upgraded manually, but CPU can't.
     
  14. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Because the processor speed difference is 270 MHz and costs three hundred dollars. The retail cost difference of the 2x2 GB RAM is about $50 more than 2x1 GB, and the difference in prices of harddrives is $20 at most. So you are spending between $200-$250 for the faster processor which more than likely in real life makes no difference.
     
  15. February1088 macrumors member

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    seriously this.

    If you're not waiting for a MBP, why would u spend more money when you can buy almost the same Specs Macbook that is cheaper? The minor things that MBP has over Macbook, you won't even need I promise
     
  16. February1088 macrumors member

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    I agree. When you pay more to upgrade Apple hardware, you get even more ripped off

    That 0.3 ghz increase is seriously nothing, I've used lots of computers

    for $300 more? Pfft no thanks
     
  17. w4rmk macrumors regular

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    Consider resale value

    The aluminum models are much more sought after hence they have a much better resale value than the plastic Macbooks.
     

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