I'm worried that my macbookpro out of date

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BrettFarve04, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. BrettFarve04 macrumors regular

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    I have a 2.33GHz macbookpro and I feel like it's outdated with the new release of the new macbookpros. What are your thoughts>!
     
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    my thoughts are the update isnt really that much apart from asthetics
     
  4. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    It won't be out of date until the CPU speed on any new system is at least 2.5 to 3 ghz faster than it is now.

    Newer systems are so much more capable than what I'm upgrading from (a 1.33ghz G4 to 2.8ghz C2D) that it'll be awhile before the overall configuration surrounding the CPU will actually matter.

    Wait a few years before you start getting anxious. :cool:
     
  5. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    a minor speed bump and newer gpu makes yours outdated :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  6. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

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    it depends...does it have a matte screen?

    if so then to apples new standards...we are losers and non-existent.
     
  7. Cerebrum macrumors regular

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    I have a 2.4Ghz, and unless you need the slight boost in speed and have the money to spend, I'd suggest you stay with your machine.

    Remember this is the 1st rev. of these new MBPs, which means everyone will go sell their old perfectly working ones and buy the new ones. Problems like overheating, GPU not working, etc, will arise. The savvy consumer waits, the uneducated ones simply like having the newest coolest gear and buy and then come back to these very forums complaining about how their machines died.

    I know people who own the last rev. of the MBPs that had the Radeon cards who don't jump for this yet because they realized a small performance boost is wasteful. They rather wait a few years when the boost will truly be noticeable.
     
  8. Logos327 macrumors 6502

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    Technically in a design sense yes it is outdated, however that is a stupid reason to buy a new one (unless you are rolling in money).

    My current computer (ordered a new MBP this afternoon) is a 2.0 GHz, 1gb RAM, 80gb hard drive and it is better than most of my friends new computers so I am sure your computer is not out of date.
     
  9. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    I have a 1.6ghz PPC Powerbook G4 15-inch and it runs CS3, and Final Studio 2 fine.... it's not my main machine.... but it is still is usable for even pro apps.

    So your machine is fine.


    If you always wanted to be update sell your Macbook every time there is a update and just eat the $100-$200 bucks you lose.... Just sell it before normal non-macheads know there was a update.
     
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    Does it still do what you need it to do?

    If so, then it is not outdated.

    BTW, my PowerBook 15 is not outdated and it is 5 years old. :)
     
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    It was outdated the moment you bought it. Deal with it. Its still a great computer.:cool:
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If it does, it may be worth even more than it was yesterday....


    I think the MBP refurbs are going to be a hot ticket item.
     
  14. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    I understand those feelings. I kind of feel the same way with my 2.5 ghz MBP, but I'm still quite happy with this. There are plenty of things to dislike about the new edition.

    2.33 is great! Don't worry about it. Not to mention that we will all get a speed bump out of Snow Leopard with GPU accelerated computing.

    Give it 6 months and see if you still feel inadequate.
     
  15. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Rev A MBPs weren't ALWAYS fatally flawed... My boss still uses the 2.16GHz MacBook Pro, Core Duo, which was a BTO, with 120GB drive, and it's still going strong. The only damage to it is physical damage. As in him being not careful and bumping it into stuff:eek:
     
  16. BrettFarve04 thread starter macrumors regular

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    would be bumping to 4Gigs of RAM be a good move
     
  17. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    You can judge how fast your notebook is compared to the latest on the market by benchmark scores if that would make it easier for you to look at in hard numbers.

    Give geekbench a go and see where yours lands.
     
  18. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    If you have a model with a Core 2 and a Geforce 8600GT, then it's not outdated-yours is nearly as fast as the current model.

    If you've got a Radon x1600...well, it's still not outdated if it's fast enough for you.
     
  19. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    It will still work just as well today as it did before the update.
     
  20. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    dude come on. you think it's outdated? if you feel that 2 years old is out of date then you would be correct.
     
  21. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    i think you need to get a grip on reality
     
  22. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    someone should tell my powerbook 1.33. he doesn't feel outdated and he's 5 years old.
     
  23. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Well, I certainly don't think it's outdated.
    Your MBP can only make use of a little over 3GB. 4 won't hurt, but 3 is cheaper.
     
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    Yes
     

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