13.3 MacBook pro 08 vs 15 MacBook pro 07

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AMGCLK65, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. AMGCLK65 macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Hello everyone.
    I need help trying to decide what used MacBook pro I should buy. I'm looking at a 13.3 in MacBook pro with a 2.4 ghz 500g hd. Its a 2008 model
    Vs 15 MacBook pro with 2.2ghz and 320 hd it's a 2007 model. Both with intel core 2.
    There asking 800$ for the 13in & 700 for the 15 in.
    Any help would be great guys !

    Thx art.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What are your needs? Has the 2007 MBP still Apple Care?
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    There was no 13-inch MacBook Pro in 2008; the 13-inch MacBook Pro was introduced/released mid-2009 so you're probably looking at a unibody MacBook thinking it was a MacBook Pro.

    Assuming that the 13-inch is really a unibody MacBook, I would just buy a white MacBook for 200 more. The hardware is more updated and you get the one-year warranty.

    For the 2007 MacBook Pro, I also don't like the pricing (though similar spec'd MacBook Pro would probably fall in that price range) because of the 8600M GT GPU being used. If it were around 600, I'd get it assuming the computer is in good condition and the seller is honest with you.

    What are your needs? If you're just looking to get a computer to check mail, browse the web, word processing, I'd skip both and just get a new white MacBook and if money is tight, I would consider Apple's refurbished offerings.
  4. AMGCLK65 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    My needs are pretty basic. i would be running vm with xp for some programs. Nothing major. No on the apple care on the 15 macbook. Ive got a mid 07 white macbook with a 2.0 ghz core2 duo. 2.5 g ram and 320 hd, but i really want a backlite keyboard. Which is the main reason i want to upgrade. i did mistake the unibody macbook for a pro. the seller did say it had a backlite keyboard. Heres the link to both seller. Hopefully thats not against the rules.


  5. ljx718 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    i would get the 13 in. the 07s have a little problem with that 8600gt going bad all of a sudden
  6. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    I would stay away from a 2007 Macbook Pro if it has a 8600m GT. All 8600M GTs are defective, and they WILL die. I literally just took my MBP in today after the GPU crapped out on me. I asked the guy if the issue has been fixed, and he said they're using a revision 2 logic board that has the issue corrected. Whether this is actually true or not, I don't know. The guy seemed like a straight shooter that didn't try to BS me. My point is, with the MBP, you have no idea if it has the original 8600m GT in it or if it's been repaired before Apple fixed the issue (meaning they put in a bad 8600m GT to simple patch the problem before actually fixing the problem).
  7. AMGCLK65 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    thx for the great advice. i wont be buying the 07 macbook pro.
  8. JCCash macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2008

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