Get old or new 17" mbp?????

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gocarolina95, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. gocarolina95 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2009
    i can get the old 17 mbp brand new for $2000.00 or should i get the new one? i'm not a gamer, just use a laptop for some pictures and general use. here are the specs on the old 17". Any suggestions??

    MODEL: MC226LL/A

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor 2.8GHz
    6MB shared L2 cache / 1066MHz FSB
    4GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM
    500GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
    2 SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB
    17" LED backlit glossy widescreen (1920 x 1200)
    NVIDIA® GeForce 9600M GT + 9400M w/ 256MB DDR3 SDRAM shared w/ main memory
    8X double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Built-in iSight camera, stereo speakers, omnidirectional microphone
    Sudden motion sensor
    FireWire 800 port
    SD card slot, 3 USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard/34 slot
    Bluetooth® 2.1 plus Enhanced Data Rate
    Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet

    Integrated 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
    AC adapter
    Power cord
    Mac OS X Snow Leopard and iLife software (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand and iWeb)
    Color: Silver

    Size: 7/8"H x 15 1/2"W x 10 1/2"D

    Power: 110-240V (auto adjusts), AC, 50/60Hz

    Weight: 6.6 lbs.
  2. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    The "old" one is a very fine machine that will be fully capable to do much more than what you indicate as your primary use. Having said that though, the new models are going to age quite a bit better due to the newer architecture. If you're intending to keep your MBP for a long time, and your intended use is unlikely to change, you may not care much about its resale value and so a C2D model may be fine. Otherwise, just get the new machine.
  3. tim100 macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
  4. heyisa macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2006
    You can get the new i5 17inch for 2049 from macconnection after a mail in rebate. I just ordered one. I'd spend the extra 50 bucks to get the new one.
  5. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    If the difference is just $50, then it is pretty obvious that the new MBP makes much more sense.

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