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Mac Pro - New To Mac And Looking To Purchase A New Probook


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So here is the deal I am looking to take the plunge and change over to a Mac! I was looking at the MacBook Pro now... now fro some question is there a big difference between the 2.33 GHz and the 2.16GHz? Is there a big difference between 1GB Memmory and 2GB memory? 120GB hard drive and a 160 GB hard drive? and finally graphics with 128MB SDRAM and the graphics with 128MB SDRAM

MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.33GHz
Part Number: Z0DQ
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
Accessory Kit
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
+
Apple Care
$2,828.00

or


MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz
Part Number: Z0DP
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Accessory Kit
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
+
Apple Care
$2,459.73

or
MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz
Part Number: MA609LL/A
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
120GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Accessory Kit
1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 1x1GB
+
Apple Care
$2,192.88


Or any other combo you recommend THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
Accessory Kit
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
120GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

Thats basically what I got. I was in your position a week or two ago. I dwelled over it a lot and came to the conclusion (asking friends and forums) 2.16 and 2.33 isn't that much difference but shelling out unneeded money. However, I put in another stick of RAM to be able to access more apps at once. I think the money you put into the RAM is better then processor speed, especially if its so insignificant. I didn't get any AppleCare cuz I feel its a rip-off (I know, I'll probably have a machine breakdown), but its ridiculous how much buying a "just-in-case" warranty is. With that couple hundred I could buy more ram. My decision with the hd was the same, I felt it wasn't worth that extra cash for a little bit of space. I can buy a external for less cash and more space. Weigh your options and I hoped this helps.





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So here is the deal I am looking to take the plunge and change over to a Mac! I was looking at the MacBook Pro now... now fro some question is there a big difference between the 2.33 GHz and the 2.16GHz? Is there a big difference between 1GB Memmory and 2GB memory? 120GB hard drive and a 160 GB hard drive? and finally graphics with 128MB SDRAM and the graphics with 128MB SDRAM

MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.33GHz
Part Number: Z0DQ
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
Accessory Kit
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
+
Apple Care
$2,828.00

or


MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz
Part Number: Z0DP
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Accessory Kit
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
+
Apple Care
$2,459.73

or
MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz
Part Number: MA609LL/A
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
120GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Accessory Kit
1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 1x1GB
+
Apple Care
$2,192.88


Or any other combo you recommend THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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Thank you for your response anyone else? Also anyone know where I can get the 2GB memory for cheap anywhere one dim?
All other input would be great thanks
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Anyone else?
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I was going to order a Corsair at Newegg but cost 10 or 20 bux more. I just got the apple one in case anything went wrong. If your getting more then 2gb and into 3, order it somewhere else.
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I am for sure getting the macbook pro that comes with the 2GB of ram but i want to take one of the GIGs out and replaes it with the 2GB memory to have a total of 3 GB getting it straight from apple is so expensive
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Yeah, its really really expensive. I wanted to get 3gb of RAM also but a stick of 2gb isn't worth it rite now. Why don't you try searching some sites like buy.com, newegg, and bestbuy or something.
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I picked up my macbook pro with the 2 gigs my itunes is all messed up though i put all my music into my music folder but when i open itunes none of the music shows up jsut the playlists i made in the past but no songsss
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