Surprise Surprise!!!! .. BTO Preference not available!!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stonesrubber, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. stonesrubber macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012
    Hi Guys,
    I have been looking to pick up the Top of the line 15' with the Gt 750M. I however see so reason why I will need (now or in the next life) 512GB of flash store space. I am more than happy with the 256. Just when i thought that the processor upgrade will be offset by choosing a smaller flashstorage, the top of the line does not have this option. It locks you on to 512 or 1 TB.

    1. What are my options ? Can I write to apple/call them up and ask them to customize the top of the line and give me the 256 ? (If yes, i'd greatly appreciate contact details in the US of how to reach them and have this done)

    2.Is there some other non-apple store that will do this specific configuration for me ?

    Thanks a ton guys.
  2. T-Bob macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2013
    Not to try and convince you otherwise. But considering your machine is so 'high spec' already, the larger ssd does also have performance benefits (100MB/s odd).
  3. stonesrubber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012
    Hey Bob! .. I am kinda new to the idea that a larger SSD provides more performance benefits. Can you explain to me how that works ? And iF I understand you correctly, a 256 will be slower than a 512 which will be slower than a 1 tb ?
    I thought the only difference in them was storage and nothing else.

    Thanks and Regards
  4. monokitty macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    You can't get the 750M with a 256GB SSD. Nothing you can do.
  5. T-Bob macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2013
    Yes this is not universal standard by any means. But in these particular models the 512 and 1TB are both a bit faster each jump.

    Seeing the reply above it looks like you'll be getting the 512 anyway.
  6. NewYorkRanger, Oct 30, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013

    NewYorkRanger macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2010
    Apple doesn't let you downgrade from base specs, nor should they. It's why they are called base specs.

    My advise - suck it up. Apple has done you a favor and given you more resale value and a faster hard drive, by almost 200 MB/s.

    Worst case - try selling the 512 GB SSD it comes with for cash on eBay and buy a 256 GB when you do. (Edit: you may need to wait until a 3rd party comes out with a 256 GB SSD that is supported as the motherboard has a proprietary adapter - or find someone here with a 13" willing to swap + cash).

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