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

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    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

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    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

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