What's the better deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bioguy35, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Bioguy35 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Anyone have a suggestion?

    13" MBP
    2.3 GHz core i5
    4 GB Ram
    320 GB HDD
    $1199.99

    or

    13" MBP
    2.3 GHz core i5
    4 GB Ram
    500 GB HDD (5400 rpm)
    $1249.99

    is $50.00 for an extra 180 GB of harddrive space worth it?

    Thanks for you input.
     
  2. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Since a 500GB 5400RPM Weatern Digital is $55(and a 7200RPM is only $70), I would say no. Because if you go the WD route, you still have the 320GB drive; while if you get the one with a 500GB, that's you're only drive.
     
  3. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Think, would 320GB be enough for you? Do you already have a bunch of files that you know you'll transfer to your new Mac the moment you get it? Will these files fill that (320GB) storage up significantly? Do you expect to use up that space (320GB) quickly, in the course of your use of the laptop? If you answered yes to above questions then go for 500GB for an extra $50. Otherwise, I really don't see the benefit of buying storage that'll never be put to use.

    I, personally, did CTO my 2011 i5 MBP with 500GB HDD for an extra $50 but I did so because I already had a 120GB iTunes library, 20GB photo library, and was expecting to run 2 Windows 7 VMs (each being ~30GB in size) and a few games (AOEIII, WoW, Sims3, etc.. totaling another 40GB).
     
  4. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    1TB is less than 100 dollars. You'll get the external plus the one in your computer. So, there is your Time Machine backup.

    I see no point these days in lugging around a massive internal drive.
     
  5. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    huh? i assume you mean external drive?
     

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