Should I go from the 2.2Ghz MBP to the 2.4Ghz Penryn MBP for $300 more??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by burningrave101, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    Amazon has the 2.4Ghz Penryn now for only around $291 more than what I just paid for the 2.2Ghz model a little over a week ago after a $150 rebate. I'm considering trying to return my MBP to Amazon stating that it has sort of a yellowish tint across the bottom of the screen, which it does have, and see if they'll let me just get a refund and purchase the more expensive model. Think it's worth it?

    2.2Ghz T7500 ->> 2.4Ghz T8300
    8600M GT 128MB ->> 8600M GT 256MB
    120GB HDD ->> 200GB HDD
    non-multitouch trackpad ->> multitouch trackpad
  2. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    Yes. If there is a yellowing across the screen, they'll even pay for the return shipping so you won't lose a penny.
  3. bamf macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    If you have an Apple store nearby, you might even be able to get that return taken care of in store and not have to pay the extra money. I've seen people post that they've gotten lucky like that in the past...
  4. burningrave101 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    I don't think you can do a return to an Apple store when you buy the MBP from a third party vendor like Amazon. I wouldn't be able to get the discounted price from the Apple store on the new 2.4Ghz Penryn model either.
  5. bamf macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    I'm not saying you would return it, but would instead go in and see about getting a replacement for your "defective" machine. I've seen instances on these boards where people have taken in their pre-Penryn machines for repair and gotten a Penryn.
  6. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    Get what you can afford without hurting yourself.

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