Current lowend mbp 15" VS current-1 Highend 17" mbp

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dainiookas, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. dainiookas macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    OK, Windows finally pushed me to buying an apple thing Actually I had one (iBook 12" G3) and since then I hate using windows.
    I'am currently thinking about two options:

    MacBook Pro MA611 NB Core Duo 2.33GHz/17''/2GB/160GB/DVD+-RW/Radeon X1600/WLAN/BT/Mac OS (current-1 release of highend macbook pro)


    MacBook Pro MA895 NB Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz/15.4''/2GB/120GB/DVD+-RW+DL/GeForce 8600M GT/WLAN/BT/Mac ( current low end mbp)

    I know this new one has 'n' wifi, LED LCD new chipset.
    I don't really mind about 17" display.

    What I wanted to know is:

    I see that apple recently has lots of bugs in there hardware (that's why I don't think about mb anymore, I don't want to have cracks, because all my friends do have). Could you tell me which one of theese two could be more 'reliable' in terms of build quality?

    Still which one of them is faster, is this newer one a lot faster (not in processor clock, but actually), because I' quite interested in Final cut and Photoshop?

    Do you think waiting till Leopard comes could give something usefull?

    Maybe something more I should know?

    Thanks for answers
  2. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2005
    I really like my current 17'' MBP and its the best computer I've ever had, I would highly recommend gettting the 17. I've owned the 15'' MBP, macbook and 12'' PB in the past and I don't find the 17'' any less portable than those because you get used to the size within the first week. :D
  3. cervaro macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2005
    Kent, UK
    There's only 0.6kg between the 15" and 17" MBP's, so I don't see the problem in carrying the bigger machine around with me. Take one less heavy text book with you to class for the students debating this choice. Think I'd rather have a 17" HD screen sitting in front of me rather than the 15" with it's under-res display.

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