Why are the specs of the MBPs different between US and UK???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ibizarocks, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. ibizarocks macrumors regular

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    I've just checked and US get 512mb vid card ram as standard and the UK a 256mb????????

    UPDATE: in fact I've just checked again to see if I wasn't dreaming and it's the same on the low end MBP, 256 in US and 128 in UK... what's going on??? (not that I care too much as I'm waiting till June but just thought it was a worthy thing to note!)
     
  2. Ironduke Suspended

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  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Must be a typo, all UK MPB's have half as much as the US according to the store at the moment, but that can't possibly be the case :confused:
     
  4. Gex macrumors member

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    I noticed the same thing in the Norwegian Apple Store!

    What's going on!?!
     
  5. worriedmac macrumors regular

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    The US is getting a 8400 card and the rest of the stores are getting the 8800. I feel that this isn't a misprint. We get a better chipset but poorer vram. I would prefer the vram. I was thinking of buying one of these but I think that is a big discrepancy.
     
  6. CoolJuul macrumors newbie

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    In the Dutch store at least it says "up to 512MB of video memory" in the description of the presentation of the new MBP.

    So I think it should be 256 and 512.
     
  7. hooly macrumors regular

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    Same here in Finland; it seems to be all the European stores.

    If you go into 'compare specs' though, it lists as 512Mb.

    What gives!?

    EDIT: all sites list the 8600GT and all sites list 512Mb for the upper models in the 'compare specs' but the european sites list 256Mb in the MBP front page.

    Hopefully a misprint...
     
  8. JBourne macrumors newbie

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    That Alone!!

    Price Drop Europe but not in The UK
    Does anyone have a explanation why the base model price dropped €100 in country's such as Holland?, But the price at the UK store remains the same.
     
  9. LunaLovegood macrumors newbie

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    same in italy!
    :confused:
    USA: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB (/512/512)
    UK, Italy: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 128MB SDRAM (/256/256)
     
  10. design-is macrumors 65816

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    They just didn't update the site properly. Its only a typo. They should fix it soon.
     
  11. rmarinheira macrumors member

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    Ordered my base model with a €100 price drop!


    Realy sweet!:p
     
  12. jacjac3 macrumors member

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    calm down folks let apple update the online store ....hahhaha...tsk tsk panicking around the world over a MBP
     
  13. Impulz macrumors newbie

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    The vram seems to be a typo. While the german shop says 128MB for the entry level MBP, my order confirmation says 256MB.
     

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