Anybody downsize from Late 2008 15" to current 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by steffi, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    So, anybody here decide to replace their 2008 Late 15" Unibody with a current 13" Unibody?
  2. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2009
    No, but I did purchase a 13" uMBP to replace my late 2007 15" MBP as my primary work/office machine. Already upgraded the RAM to 4GB, and have a 320GB WD Scorpio Blue standing by for eventual replacement of the stock drive.

    So far, I'm not really missing the extra screen real estate. Most of what I do can be scaled down to the 13" display without any issues, and the way Expose is integrated with the multi-touch gesture system makes managing windows a breeze compared with the old 15"

    Battery life is phenomenal, and the 9400M is a good performer despite being an integrated GPU. It plays World of Warcraft flawlessly, something I couldn't say for my long retired white Macbook with Intel GMA950 graphics.

    Overall I'm pleased with my purchase. The only thing that really still sort of bothers me is that I spent $2500 for the 15" new (versus $1100 for the 13") and will probably only be able to get about $800 for it, but that's to be expected.
  3. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    I downsized my Early 2008 15" Macbook Pro to the current 13" MBP. Does that count still? :D
  4. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    How does this work??? Sounds great.
  5. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2009
    Swiping up or down on the trackpad with four fingers respectively activates show desktop or show all windows in Expose. A lot more convenient than hot corners or using the function keys, especially when you're using Expose on a regular basis.

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