Question about purchasing a MBP.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jamesw, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. Jamesw macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2006
    I am a student and I am planning to purchase a MacBook Pro. I ordered a MacBook but cancelled at the last minute (they offered $100 off, but still refused) because I recently got a job which would allow me to purchase a more expensive / better performing laptop. My question to you all is, is it worth it to purchase the 2.16Ghz MacBook Pro compared to the 2.0 MacBook Pro? The difference is (all in Canadian figures) 0.16Ghz, +20GB HDD, 256MB V Ram. The price difference is $1999 compared to $2599 for the 2.16. Do you think it is worth $600 more? + taxes of course! This is with the education discount. Right now it is 14% tax in Ontario. (lowered this Canada Day by 1%). As well, should i wait 'till the end of the summer (late Aug, early Sept) or should I purchase as soon as I get the money for the MBP. Your thoughts please.
  2. Winstonp macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2005
    Most will tell you no.

    If you are going to use this for a long time, and if you have the money, I say go for the upgrade. The upgrade won't be substantial, but the computer will last you even longer, assuming youre the kind of person that uses computers for several years.

    The only reason I got the lower model was money.
  3. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
  4. true777 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2000
    California, Austria, Arkansas
    I think the base model will be sufficient unless you need the larger HD space, *or* if you are a heavy gamer and need the added VRAM.

    The speed difference won't be noticeable.

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