I agree - old MBP looked better

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmack549, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. jmack549 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2007
    I don't like the lines on the new one. Too curvy, and almost looks like those Vaio's that were going for $400 on Black Friday last year. I don't like the black outline. It's unneccessary color. The old keyboard was much better. I was waiting on this keynote to get a new MBP, now I'll pick up a refurb.
  2. Halon X macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2005
    Malibu, CA
    Have you used the new keyboard on the new laptops to compare?
  3. steamed.hams macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2008
    Miami, FL
    Agreed on all points.

    Did you read the thread title? "old MBP looked better"
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Need to see one in person before I decide.

    I have a current model MBP and love the lines. The new ones look nice except for two turnoffs:

    - Chiclet keyboard
    - Glossy display

    Hopefully Apple will have a matte screen option in the future.

    I recommend that anybody desiring a matte screen option in the future politely send Apple feedback on the issue.
  5. Europe calling macrumors regular

    Europe calling

    Jun 27, 2007
    The Netherlands
    Totally agree.
    It looks too much iMac, too similar to the regular Macbook
    And i hate not having the option of choosing a matte screen.

    I will pick up an old model as well.
  6. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2006
    The old model is a great deal right now, especially the refurbished ones.
  7. James17 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2007
    They can't please everyone I suppose. I am very happy with the new MacBook Pro which is why I ordered the 15" top model today, can't wait for it to come! :D I shall say goodbye to this Penryn one!
  8. Halon X macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2005
    Malibu, CA
    Sure did!
  9. Red-red macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    I completely the opposite, the old one now looks a bit lower end with the way it's built.

    The new one is pretty much seamless and as a result looks much more classy, specially in high res close ups.
  10. badtoro macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
  11. pscoble macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2006
    I liked the old one but after 5 years of using the same design it was getting sort of boring. I think this new design is pretty darn good in my opinion. I'm still surprised people are complaining about the newer style keyboard though.
  12. himansk macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2006
    I say give them time to get used to the new design, I am sure it will grow on them. Me? I have already placed an order for the high end mbp using my adc hardware discount at $2000. Cant wait to get it delivered around late next week.
  13. Red-red macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    I think the distance pictures don't do the new one justice. It's the close ups that show this model off.

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