Buying soon, please help me on this one thing. Thanks guys!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MatLane, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. MatLane macrumors 6502a

    MatLane

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    I am currently dicing between this

    MbP classic
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/52338...-X-v10-5-Leopard-Laptop-Notebook/Product.html


    and this

    New MBP
    http://www.computerwarehouse.co.uk/detail/0064483E/0/-/-/1/-/-/-/1227963210259871



    I am going to be doing normal day to day tasks, word processing, internet and playing music and also recording music in Cubase, reason and sometimes logic.


    I am really confused. I understand the differences. The prices are great i think!

    I just need a little bit of help. What do you think i should do here?


    Thanks a lot guys for any comments.
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  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Really, it is up to you. However, two things are worthy of note. What are your feelings concerning the screen? If you like the glossy - and many on this forum do not - go for the new MBP. If, however, you strongly prefer the matte screen, go for the "classic" MBP. The other concern is cost. If money is no object, again, go for the current (i.e. new) MBP. Likewise, if finance is a consideration, then I suggest you opt for the classic MBP as it offers excellent value for money. I have a "classic" MBP and am very happy with it.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  3. svndmvn Guest

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    Try the new one in store and check out the gloss, see if it's too much for you to handle, it is indeed a better performing machine and better built, etc
     
  4. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Right now, I would probably buy the previous gen if you can't wait for the revB Unibody.
     
  5. Neil1138 macrumors regular

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    I don't find the glossy screen to be bad at all...
     
  6. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice one man cheers!
     
  7. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    Well the 2nd Gen MBP has a whole new Logic board, ram, graphics, and CPU compared to the old one. Personally I would get the New one because of Snow leopard be just around the bend u will need all the graphics power u can get.
     
  8. BlackLight macrumors regular

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    what processor does the new unibody macbook has a 2.4 ghz p8400 or p8600?
     
  9. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    not sure!
     
  10. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    Idk
     
  11. bluefiberoptics macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't buy the old Macbook Pro style simply because I don't trust nVidia/Apple over the defective material used in the Geforce 8600 GT.

    nVidia HAS gone on the record and stated the graphics cards in the new Macbook Pro and Macbook chip are not using the defective materials.
     
  12. DAAAAAAAVE macrumors regular

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    Another thing to consider is rigidity. I have a classic mbp and although i havent had any problems, my friend just bent his superdrive slot shut from to much weight from his wrist and i have seen numerous whole laptops bent. I'm not knocking the old one because i much prefer the keyboard and matte screen but the new one is definitely more rigid. Depends how much it is going to travel.
     
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  14. naid macrumors regular

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    Definitely the new one, especially since it's cheaper than the old 2.5.
     
  15. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Thanks, I feel a LOT better now...:D
     

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