Which MacBook Pro 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BRIANxJAY, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. BRIANxJAY macrumors member

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    My girlfriend is going to be buying a MacBook Pro 13 inch, and she is going to use it for school work and regular daily web browsing. Should she spend another $300 on the 2.7?
     
  2. Fugue macrumors 6502

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    The baseline i5 would be more then sufficient for her needs. Her money is better spent on RAM and SSD upgrades.
     
  3. njsa04playa macrumors 6502

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    no the improvement is negligible to the price... get a ssd
     
  4. BRIANxJAY thread starter macrumors member

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  5. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, baseline model should be more than enough for that.

    Have her put the extra cash into a sleeve, case and like the others have said... RAM and SSD (depending if she wants that). If not the SSD, then an external monitor should be perfect for the homework at home.
     
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    Today we came home with a new 13" MacBook Pro!
     
  7. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    Congrats! Any accessories yet?
     
  8. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    i advise not to get SSD. money is important. get the base i5.

    got to micro center and they have to for $999. or go to best buy and do the price match.

    upgrades advise to be the corsair 8gb @ amazon for $39
    and momentus XT @ $99
     
  9. tamvly macrumors 6502a

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    I'll suggest taking whatever money she might have spent on the processor upgrade and buy an external monitor. 8GB is nice, but unnecessary given her intended uses.
     

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