difference between mbp vs. mbp late 2008

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  1. new mac macrumors newbie

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    hey guys. i am a mac noob and i was just wondering what is the real difference between MacBook and MacBook (Late 2008)? :confused: The same goes for MacBook Pros.

    Is there a spec difference between the two or is it purely a release date difference thing? What is the actual time boundary that distinguishes between mbp's and mbp late 2008's? (eg Aug. 08 and before = mbp; Sep. 08 and after = mbp late 2008?)

    finally, how can i figure out whether my mbp is late 2008 or not? does it say somewhere like in "about this mac"?
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    "Late 2008" refers to the generation of Apple laptops released on Oct 14th, 2008, as opposed to the earlier releases. The late 08 models are notable for using a new enclosure design (called the "unibody", the whole machine is made from a single hollowed out block of metal), and for having etched-glass "buttonless' trackpads (the pad is the button). They also have black "chicklit" keys (with a backlight on all but the cheaper macbook), and an all-glass LED-lit display.
     
  3. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

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    A difference is that the Late 2008 MBP have two graphics Nvidia 9400M and 9600GT. and the trackpad is larger than the old models:apple:
     
  4. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    MB Pre-Late 2008:

    Regular trackpad
    Regular display without LED backlit
    Regular keyboard
    Crappy graphics card
    Polycarbonate

    MB Late 2008

    Glass trackpad
    Corner-to-corner glass screen with LED backlit
    Black keyboard with optional backlit
    nVidia graphics card
    Aluminum unibody

    MBP is about the same, new keyboard, glass trackpad, glass screen with LED backlit, unibody, 2 graphics cards, etc.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  7. new mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    thanks guys! that made it a lot clearer. :D :apple:
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I thought the Late 2008 computer used a T9400 opposed to the more power efficient P-series?
     
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