Which Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RedJeans, May 2, 2010.

  1. RedJeans macrumors member

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    I'm going to be using it for university next year - I'll be living in residence. I'll be doing the basics: MS Office, MSN, internet, photoshop (rare), low-end games (rare), watching movies, listening to music, etc.

    I'm going to be purchasing a 13" Macbook Pro and I was wondering which config options I should get...

    13" Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz
    250 GB hard drive
    4 GB RAM
    ($1,149 CAD)

    13" Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz
    320 GB hard drive
    4 GB RAM
    ($1,196 CAD)

    13" Macbook Ppro 2.4 GHz
    500 GB hard drive
    4 GB RAM
    ($1,291 CAD)

    13" Macbook Pro 2.66 GHz
    320 GB hard drive
    4 GB RAM
    ($1,449 CAD)

    13" Macbook Pro 2.66 GHz
    500 GB hard drive
    4 GB RAM
    ($1,544 CAD)


    Thanks :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    The first option, 2.4GHz and 250GB, will more than suffice your needs. You can upgrade the HDD yourself, which will also be cheaper and you have a backup HDD with the old one.
     
  3. WisdomWolf macrumors regular

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    Agreed. This is what I went with and I'm still deciding if I want to upgrade the hard drive or just stick the the 250GB for now.
     
  4. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

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    Stick with the the stock hard drive and once you fill it up go for the 750
     
  5. hypermog macrumors regular

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    I think that you need the highest end, most decked out, most expensive computer on that list for those extremely minimalistic tasks..................................................................................not
     
  6. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like they'll need a 12 core Mac Pro for all that. ;) (when ever those are refreshed :rolleyes:)

    I'd say go with the lower-end if cost is an issue. If it isn't, go for what you want.

    I personally don't like the screen on the 13" so I went with a 15" i7 for college. WAAAAAY more than I need now, but it has higher resale, and the last iBook I got handed down was 7 yrs old. So I expect this to last AT LEAST 4 years.

    Go big or go home :cool:
     

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