MBP 15" vs. 13" + Where to get it cheap?
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    Default MBP 15" vs. 13" + Where to get it cheap?

    It was a pretty dumb move to give my 1st 15" MBP to my g/f.

    I want a new one for all the DJ-glory. I like 15" and am asking myself whether even 13" is enough. What do you think?

    Also: Got some kinds where I can get one cheap?
    I can get the EDU version (-140€ from a new MBP 15")
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    other than the screen size the 13" can do well. If you take the cheaper version you can upgrade to 8g and sdd drive by yourself for half the price
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    The performance of the 13" version is absolutely ok. The question is just whether its too small. I often run complicated setups so additional display space would be precious.

    Doesn't changing the HDD void the warranty?
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    Nope, HDD and RAM you can exchange yourself without voiding the guarantee. The cheapest option for a new one is afaik the Apple-On-Campus program, which gives a bit more of a discount compared to the normal EDU one. But not all universities participate in that program, so you have to check if you can get that discount.
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    Mine does, I just checked it.

    EDIT: Mine doesn't, it does not appear on the Apple-site but on another one advertising the Campus Store-thing.
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    I'd stay away from the solid-state-drives for now. From what I have heard as time goes on their performance dwindles away.

    Jus my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HedgeHog View Post
    It was a pretty dumb move to give my 1st 15" MBP to my g/f.

    I want a new one for all the DJ-glory. I like 15" and am asking myself whether even 13" is enough. What do you think?

    Also: Got some kinds where I can get one cheap?
    I can get the EDU version (-140€ from a new MBP 15")
    Just fyi the MBP 13 is a core 2 duo and the 15's are the i5/i7 chips so ther is a big differnce there.
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    Hold off for a bit on getting an MBP if you can manage. They're just about due for an update given apple's release schedule history (likely will be in line with Intel's new architecture set to drop in early 2011).

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    hey ali! i can check the gravis store here in leipzig since they have 5 years aniversary. i will get me one 2 there. will ask tomorow how much they charge for a 13"... they said it will be cheaper than the edu discount plus u get a 50€ voucher
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    Well, if Senor Panda's discount is not as cheap as the Apple on Campus stuff would be, I might be able to help as well. Since the university here is participating in the program I could probably get you one (still employed there and my last purchase was over a year ago, so I should be eligible for the discount)
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