Current laptop specs (for those who want to get the new MBP)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sudaddy, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Sudaddy macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2011
    So obviously many of us here want to get the new MBP when it will be announced next week (fingers crossed). Feel free to post your current laptop (PC or Mac) spec, and may be do a comparison with the current generation MBP.

    For example, below are my specs:
    My current laptop = Compaq Pressario (it's 6 years old). What I want - 15'' MBP
    Processor = AMD Turion 1.8 GHz.
    RAM = standard = 512 MB, mine - 2 GB (maxed out).
    Hard drive = 60 GB
    Battery life = I think originally 2 hours. Currently, on mine = less than 10 minutes.
    Screen size = 14'' inch widescreen. (or may be 13'' but definitely less than 15'')
    Weight = 7 lbs.
    OS = Originally Windows XP Home. Formated and subsequently installed: Vista, Ubuntu, RHEL, Windows 7 Professional (for only a day), Centos, and now Windows XP Pro.

    I don't even wanna talk about the size, it's just embarrassing. I work full time and am also a CS grad student, and you guys can imagine why I am so impatient about the new MBP. Primary use for MBP will be projects and home works and occasional work from home or during travel.

    Now your turn.
  2. Skybar macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2010
    I'm sitting on a 24" iMac, 2.4GHz C2D, 4GB Ram and ATI Radeon HD 2600.. And I will get a maxed out 17" MBP when they come, it will be a huge upgrade :D
  3. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    HP DM3z
    AMD Neo Dual-Core Processor at 1.6ghz
    4 GBs of RAM
    320 GB 7200 RPM HD
    ATI Radeon 3200HD
    Windows 7 64-bit

    Reason I am upgrading:

    For one, the fan on the DM3z had gotten super loud, and the hard drive just completely failed on me. Also, I am going to college next year so getting a MacBook Pro makes sense. Hopefully it will last through 4 years.
  4. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

    Sep 9, 2008
    That's kinda freaky, I am typing on exactly the same after selling my late 2010 MBA13 and I am thinking of the new 17 MBP:D (though mine won't be maxed out)
  5. PUMMYUK macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2010
    Acer Aspire 5103WLMi (2006)ish
    4gb RAM
    120Gb 5400rpm HDD
    WinXP / Ubuntu 10.10
    TL-52 AMD Turion X2 64bit CPU
    Battery life: 45 mins
    Reasons for upgrade

    1) Remove reliance on Outlook for contact /calendar software for iPhone sync
    2) getting older, just want a working solution, not having to fiddle with the OS
    3) want a *nix underpinned OS that works with the iPad and iPhone
  6. aevelasquez macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    Miami, FL
    I'm on a Late 2007 Aluminum MacBook Pro 15''
    2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    120 GB HDD
    15'' Anti-Glare (1440x900)
    2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    GeForce 8600M GT (128 MB vRAM - WOW. I had no idea it SUCKED this much hahahaha, hopefully the refresh brings about a 1 GB vRAM card.)
    Battery Life = Originally 6 Hours. Now? Maybe 45 Minutes (I bought a new battery on Amazon, turned out to suck a fat one)
    Weight: Maybe 5 lbs?
    OS: Mac OSX

    I'm getting the most maxed out 15" MBP with the Anti-Glare Hi-Res Display and hopefully they allow it as Good a graphics card option as the 17'' as well as a Quad Core i7 Sandy Bridge, and a 500 GB SSD.
  7. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    I just sold my late 08 MBP in preparation for the 2011 MBPs.

    15" Unibody
    2.4 GHz C2D
    4 GB DDR3 1066 MHz
    NVidia GeForce 9400M & GT 9600M (256 MB VRAM)
    160 GB Intel X25-M SSD
    1 TB WD Scorpio Blue
    Battery: roughly 4 hours

    I will be buying the cheapest i7 available (or the lowest end quad-core if available), with as powerful a GPU as possible for that processor. I'll be going aftermarket for RAM upgrades, and ultimately, what I do about the storage capacity will be dependent on whether or not blade SSDs are used.

    Of course, it will have a high-res antiglare display.

    I'm so excited!
  8. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
  9. altecXP macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    Nothing, using my work laptop.

    I hope to get a 13in MBP or MB(depending on difference), with a 1440x900 display and SNB Core i3 or i5.
  10. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2010
    Early-2010 13" MBP
    8GB Ram
    60GB SSD
    640GB Scorpio Blue in Optibay
  11. wct097 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2010
    Late 2007 Dell Vostro 1500
    2.2ghz T7500 C2D
    4gb ram
    256mb 8600m GT
    15.4" 1680x1050 screen
    500gb 7200rpm Seagate hard drive
  12. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    Mid-2007 Dell Latitude D830 running Windows 7. Core 2 Duo running at 2.0 GHz and maxed out with 4 GB of RAM. Replaced the original 5400 rpm 80 GB HDD with a 7200 rpm 320 GB a couple years ago. Ready for a new 15" MBP I believe.
  13. alphaone macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2003
    2008 13" MBP 2.53
    4GB RAM
    750GB HD

    Want: Top end new 15"

    Want more game play power for when I'm bored in the hotel room on the road, where I spend a lot of time. Also want an i7 for the significant processing power improvements for compressing blu rays/dvds with Handbrake, and other general multi tasking improvements. Also slightly improved battery life won't hurt :)

    The current 13" will eventually be turned into a multimedia hub connected to my TV (HDMI and toslink) running Plex.
  14. cuestakid macrumors 68000

    Jun 14, 2006
    San Fran
  15. idea_hamster macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2003
    NYC, or thereabouts
    Late 2006 white MacBook
    2.0 GHz C2D
    3 GB RAM
    320 GB 5400 HD (3rd drive: two monster failures)

    Maxed-out 15" (up to $2750), including any total-rip-off, just-plain-foolish processor bumps, like the current $200 for a 2.66 to 2.8 i7 bilking! :eek: :D

    (I'm never rendering out a 30-second spot overnight again!)
  16. ls1dreams macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2009
    I'm in terrible need of an update:

    Was previously using:

    Acer 5601 laptop: (5yrs old)
    Core T2050 (1.6ghz) duo chip (really a c2d w/ less l2 cache)
    1.5gb ram
    100gb 5400rpm hd

    That just died (DC jack broke until I fix it)

    So I'm currently using a 9 year old desktop that I dug out of storage to hold me over until the refresh. I bet I have most people beat here!

    Athlon XP 2200 (1.8ghz)
    1gb ram
    120gb hd
    geforce2 gts
    19" viewsonic CRT monitor !!!

  17. andyadler macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2007
    New Orleans, La. USA
    Late 2006 (2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo, 256MB video) 15" MBP. Had a 11.6-inch MBA, returned after abou a week in favor of waiting to see what new MBPs would emerge. Wondering whether the weight and size penalty would be worth getting another MBP. Also considering going "the low road" with a far less expensive HP dm1z or Lenovo X120e.
  18. kopite19 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2010
    Late '07 13" MB WhiteBook. 2.4C2D. 4GB Ram, 120GB harddrive. The one with the graphical power of a cat with downs...:(
  19. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
    2008 Toshiba Satellite. 2 Ghz dual-core Pentium, 2 gigs of RAM, and a crapiful GPU. 13". I'm replacing it because the hard drive failed.
  20. javiermtzr macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    MBP 15" Mid 2010 2.4 ghz i5, 1tb hard drive, 8gb of RAM and i could not be more happier with this baby! =)
  21. macgeek18 macrumors 68000


    Sep 8, 2009
    Northern California
    2008 2Ghz MB Aluminum. I'm not upgrading anytime soon.
  22. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Some of you are saying quad core...

    Do you all really think Macbook pro will go quad core this year? I doubt it.
  23. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    Late 2009 MBP 2.26GHz, 4GB, 500 GB

    But I don't think I'm gonna buy the new one. I'm gonna stick to this one for a while :)
  24. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    This, except mine is a mid-2007, and I replaced the HD with a 500gb. Also, bought a new battery about a year ago at Apple store, so battery life is good.

    Lastly, I'm not sure which screen I want, and I doubt I'd go for Quad Core (to hold cost down).
  25. MaxMike macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2009
    If the motherboard hadn't fried, right now I'd be using a:

    Dell Latitude D620
    1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    250 GB HDD
    14' Anti-Glare (1280x800)
    4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M
    Battery Life = Around 2 hours
    Weight: Maybe 5 lbs?
    OS: Windows 7 Professional

    But since it's dead, I'm sitting on my Mac mini (specs in sig) :D

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