Current MBP vs. the upcoming one....

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by deceptichop, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. deceptichop macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2008
    Gentlemen and ladies?

    Here is my concern. It is two fold:

    1) I will be purchasing a MBP ASAP, however should I wait to buy the new one?

    Is it going to be THAT much better than the current one?
    Is the new one going to be THAT much faster than the current 2.6 dual core?

    I will be using my new MBP for PS CS3, Illustrator CS3, and video editing

    2) and secondly. When the new MBP comes out, will there be a reduction on the price of the current model?

    Thanks guys!
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    There is no "new" one on the horizon... You could be waiting awhile.

    Also, this should be posted in the MBP or buyers guide area.
  3. rumourguy macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2008
    hunched over my mac, pathetic loser
    to answer your questions

    1. no

    2 maybe, but if you want the best macbook pro get an early '08 model. the new ones are mere design improvements but geekbench scores are similar if not lower
  4. deceptichop thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2008
    cool, thanks!
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    You might want to consider the MacBook Pro classic, as it is much cheaper than the new one and has very little speed disadvantage. You can get the previous base MacBook Pro for over $700 less than the new MacBook Pro.

    And as for this new one that you are talking about. The MacBook Pros were just updated in October, so there theoretically won't be one for at least 4 more months.

    The current new MacBook Pro is not that much faster than the classic MacBook Pro. The price difference is not justified by the performance difference, which is not that much.

    The classic MacBook Pro is going for about $1300, while the new one is $2000.

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