Which Macbook Pro 13 / RAM sticks / other stuffs..

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ShocK x10, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. ShocK x10 macrumors newbie

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    Hai. Can Has Advice Plz? Tenx.

    Im in school, Yr11 (thats a Sophomore i believe) and im looking at gettang my first laptop - a MacBook pro ;) Ive already posted a thread similar to this but i cant find it, anyway this is a little diff.

    Is the extra 270MHz + 2GB RAM + 90GB HDD worth the extra £200 sterling?
    MBP 13 - 2.26 / 2GB / 160GB @ £781 NEW - iQ Apple Reseller
    MBP 13 - 2.53 / 4GB / 250GB @ £999 NEW - iQ Apple Reseller

    Im adept with desktops so im assuming laptops will be easy too, I will get 4GB RAM either myself or BTO if I go with 2.53, and im likely to pop a 128GB SSD in and EITHER use the 160/250GB HDD as external or OptiBay.

    So this is a question of: is the extra 270MHz and 2GB of ram enough to justify the extra £218 pounds?
    I will be using the MBP for music, msn, heavy browsing (like 5-15 tabs); as well as Photoshop/Indesign/Dreamweaver CS4 and maybs iMovie or Final Cut for editing skate movies.

    Im looking to sell and buy one of the new i5/i7 when theyre released, if they have 200M so thats probly about this time next year. Considering this, it would be better to go with 2.26??

    *Also can anyone recommend an SSD.. Im not sure whether or not to OptiBay but Id rather just have 1 datastorage location in the lappy coz im disorganized otherwise :/ Im looking for something over 100GB.. but I cant afford to smash open my piggy bank :eek:
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think 2.26GHz model is enough for you, 270MHz isn't significant difference.

    Intel or OCZ is the way to go if you want great SSD
     
  3. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    hellhammer is beating me to the answers [​IMG] lol but he is right the base 2.26 will be more then amazing for your needs, don't waste your money on more things
     

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