Which of these two MBPs should I buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by felton1592, May 16, 2012.

  1. felton1592 macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2011

    • 15"
    • i7 Quad-core 2GHz
    • High-resolution antiglare display
    • 128gb SSD drive
    • 4GB RAM
    • Comes with the standard 500GB Drive (in an external case)

    £899 (£15 postage)

    My only problem with this is the silver screen, as I have always gone for black products due to being able to see the screen better.

    Here is the next one:


    • 15"
    • i7 Quad-core 2GHz
    • Glossy display
    • Regular 500GB drive
    • 8GB RAM

    £950 (No postage)

    This has the ideal black display, however, I just want performance really.

    My main use is for University, being a media student. I will be video editing a lot, the odd game for a break, but mostly editing/graphics, etc.
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    First one without a doubt. Comes with both an SSD and regular HDD. Plus it has the upgraded screen.
  3. felton1592 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2011
    True, what about the second having warranty though?
  4. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2010
    From my experience, Macs aren't that unreliable to really even need warranty. I never buy AppleCare for the Macs but I do for the iPhones. Rarely will something go wonky on a Mac.
  5. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    Woh there, I would DEFINITELY recommend Applecare!!!

    I've had the logic board in my MBP replaced on 3 occasions due to failure, 1 battery failure and the screen once, all over a 3 year period.

    Definitely go for warranty especially if you're buying used, remember on ebay if something goes wrong after you buy it you're on your own.

    As for the added, you can easily upgrade to SSD and add more ram at a later date.
  6. NewMember1 macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2012

    Hi dear,

    That's the right suggestion
  7. ellaimac macrumors regular

    May 15, 2012

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