Buying a Late 2007 or New 2008 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jsquared2002, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Jsquared2002 macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2006
    My school is unloading some of the old Macbook Pro's at a discount. I just was hoping for some opinions on whether i should go for the last model, a new one, or wait, my powerbook is hitting the 4 yr mark and I plan on getting a new computer before I enter graduate school in the fall. Here is what the school has on sale

    MacBook Pro 15.4" Part# MA896LL/A
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1440 x 900 Resolution
    2GB RAM
    160GB hard drive
    8x double layer superdrive
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 256MB SDRAM
    Originally: $2299, Now $1499
  2. macgroovy macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Sounds like the old model is the way to go. You would be saving $500 compared to the current 2.4Ghz Penryn model which isn't much faster.

    Even with your Edu discount you'd still be saving $350-$400.

    I'm assuming the old model is not 'used'?

    No sense waiting for the next upgrade, as it may not be for another 6 months.
  3. pinktank macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2005

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