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craigd
6th June 2010, 06:41 PM
Picked up a stock MBP core i7 2.66 today from Domayne in City West WA

Haggled down to $2500 I'm over the moon.

Anyone else got this model, if so whats your thoughts on it

dche5390
6th June 2010, 10:38 PM
I have the exact model but with hi-res antiglare screen. Purchased from Sydney Apple Retail Store on the same day of iPad release. Asked for EDU, and paid only $2499. Not haggling required.

A week later, I've replaced the optical drive with an SSD and the machine absolutely flies.

NILcorp
7th June 2010, 12:45 AM
The i7 surpasses my expectations for a powerful laptop. It's awesome!

I have the hi-res anti-glare and 7200rpm drive one.

craigd
7th June 2010, 10:37 AM
Do you think there is much of a speed increase if I upgrade to a 7200rpm drive?

dche5390
7th June 2010, 11:39 AM
Do you think there is much of a speed increase if I upgrade to a 7200rpm drive?

Night and day. Yes. Plus, The Seagate Momentus (without antishock) is priced very reasonably so there is no reason to stick to a 5400rpm.

shu
7th June 2010, 03:16 PM
i also have this set up but with the hi-res antiglare screen and 128 ssd..it is just awesome

jok3r
7th June 2010, 07:58 PM
Wow so many anti-glare...i opted for glossy on my i7 + 7200rpm

thats awesome
9th June 2010, 01:04 AM
Wow so many anti-glare...i opted for glossy on my i7 + 7200rpm

Works well if you have direct sunlight in the area you tend to spend the most time with the macbook pro. It also might be a tiny bit closer for colour production (printing)

Otherwise the glossy should have more 'pop' to the colours.

Sebastianmonty
9th June 2010, 02:12 AM
Anti-glare all the way. Don't like glossy.
Anyway 5400rpm are terrible.
7200rpm, a small improvement(really noticeable with 3.5inch WD green 5400rpm and a seagate 7200rpm- I will never buy green again).
BUt the SSD blows everything out of the water. Put in an optibay unless you use the DVD drive often.