What to Buy: Old Macbook Pro or wait for new Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iLikeMyiMac, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

    iLikeMyiMac

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    I'm trying to decide if I should buy an old Macbook Pro 2GHz Intel Core Duo 15.4" for $1300 or wait for the new Core 2 Duo Macbooks.

    I don't need a new computer immediately(meaning that I can wait for an update for the Macbook) but what attracts me to the Macbook Pro is the graphics card because I will be doing some light AutoCAD and Pro/Engineer work under bootcamp/windows after I upgrade the RAM to around 1GB. Also did the old Macbook Pro have 512 mb RAM over 2 slots or 1?
     
  2. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    If you're interested in discreet graphics, I wouldn't wait for the MacBook to be updated. I think it's very unlikely that Apple will move away from integrated graphics on that model.

    I believe the 512mb MBPs shipped with 1 512mb chip. The refurbished models at Apple's site are definitely configured that way.
     
  3. mahonmeister macrumors 6502

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    How are you getting it for $1300? That is a great deal. Sounds like that would suit you fine.
     
  4. iLikeMyiMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    College bookstore is having a closeout sale. It's new too. Not refurb.
     
  5. iLikeMyiMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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