Some advice on laptop purchase.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eyecon3, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. eyecon3 macrumors newbie

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    Hello i am considering of buying the following MBP:

    MacBook Pro 15-inch

    2.66GHz Intel Core i7
    4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
    Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide

    it costs ~ 2200$.
    My question is if i can invest this money better on a laptop or if by some hardware changes in this MBP i will get significantly better results (i wouldn't mind spending some more if its worth it).
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Depends what you do with it. 8GB of RAM and SSD might be worth it, from aftermarket of course. Also, I would get the hi res screen.
     
  3. fcortese macrumors demi-god

    fcortese

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    +1 on the hi-res screen. That's the specs I bought with my new MBP. I am waiting to see if I need to go with 8 of RAM. Right now 4 is serving me well enough. If it looks as if I need more RAM then I'll go out and get it-plenty of threads here about which ones are good. You do not have to go through Apple for this.
     

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