Intel / Penryn - What's the Difference?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by John Doe 57, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    I got a $4,400 17-inch MacBook Pro with these specs:

    2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    200GB Serial ATA HD @ 7200-rpm
    High-Resolution Glossy Widescreen Display
    AppleCare Protection Plan


    2 Months later this new "Penryn" thing comes out, and everyone is like Oh My God! The same MacBook Pro that I own dipped an incredible $650!!! DAMN YOU Steve Jobs!!!

    So my question is this; Intel or Penryn. Is there a dramatic difference?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    what you mean intel or penryn???


    ones a company and ones a processor

    intel created the penryn chip....
     
  4. jroller macrumors regular

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    That's painful!

    I've always said, while all computers are old technology when you buy them, it sure feels better to buy right after a new release than right before it!
     
  5. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    Well I'm just curious! Besides, a $650 drop is quite a lot!!!
     
  6. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    ha it sucks especially if you buy >14 days before a redesign. always.

    ...And could the $650 be from the upgraded ram in YOUR 17"?
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That $650 drop would be the RAM and the HDD.
     
  8. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Yeah,that really sucks.......:(
     
  9. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I must say that everybody, just everybody here on MacRumors would have told you to get a MacBook with less memory and upgrade the memory yourself. Personally, I would also have told you to get a bigger hard drive at lower speed.
     
  10. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But I use such Applications as Final Cut Pro and Logic Studio.
     

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