Difference between last gen Macbook Pro's and Current gen?

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  1. GUILTIE macrumors regular

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    I've been searching for prices on the Macbook pro's on various sites, and I'm having trouble understanding what the difference of the current gen and last gen Macbook pro's are. I know the base speed is now 2.4 GHz, instead of like 2.2, but how can I easily tell the difference since it could just be the upper last gen model that I'm looking at? For example, here's a refurbrished Macbook Pro on Apple's site:


    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    15.4-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    200GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    Built-in iSight Camera
    http://store.apple.com/1-800-780-5009/WebObjects/EducationIndividual.woa/91264004/wa/PSLID?mco=44BD9AA1&nclm=CertifiedMac&wosid=cy2OfLYbqo49311vDnWOAk84UrL
     
  2. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

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    Well I would say harddrive space. I have last gen MBP (merom) 2.4ghz and have a 160gb. Yup, just double checked wiki for ya, which has a breakdown of the macbook pro updates. 200gb hard drive means current revision. (penryn)
     
  3. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    If it has a multi-touch track-pad then it is the current generation. You could probably also tell by price. If you still can find a previous generation MBP it should be discounted substantially. I just got one for 1400 after tax.
     
  4. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    If you are talking about the difference between the Santa Rosa (2.2-2.4MHz models) and Penryn (2.4-2.6Mhz models) then there are a few differences:

    -256-512 video memory as opposed to 128-256 on the SR models.
    -Multi-touch trackpad
    -CPU speed

    -mx
     
  5. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

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    Although I agree in the sense of what you all are considering a multi-touch trackpad, technically speaking the MBP SR has a multi-touch, it just doesn't support gestures like the new ones do. So I am not sure how apple clarifies it on its models, but ya...not really helpful, I'd stick with harddrive space as an easy give-away.
     
  6. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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