Itch to buy New Macbook, performance upgrade compared to my MBP??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by phatjoe, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. phatjoe macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008

    I'm currently using an older MBP, which is probably 2.5 years old. It's not really mine, it belongs to work. I've got an itch to buy a new white macbook. ;)

    I'm curious if it will perform better than my MBP. The MBP specs are as follows:

    Processor: 2.2 GHz
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Chipset: GeForce 8600M GT
    VRAM: 128MB
    Hard Drive: 200 GB

    I normally spend time surfing the net, watching movies, logging into work remotely and using excel/access. I'll probably use bootcamp or parallels so I can us xp as well.

    What are your thoughts? Will the macbook be a nice upgrade, or perform about same?

  2. Disarm macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2009
    I have the same MBP as you lol

    I would stick with it
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    I doubt Mr. Data could tell the difference between the two in performance. Love the one you're with, keep the one you've got.

    Oh, and remember what my old school apple friend calls 'the first mac commandment': "Thou shalt NOT buy a revision A!"
  4. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    You will love that MBP more when you use FireWire 800 to backup your hard drive.

    New 4Q 2009 MB has not FW 800.
  5. Kat King123 macrumors regular

    Kat King123

    Jan 3, 2009
    i have a whitebook from march 09 pretty much same as the new one. yea you'll see an increase the graphic card is way better and the it has a newer CPU so it should be a lot more snappier especially with graphic intensive things
  6. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    I have the same computer too lol. That one would faster because of the graphics (8600GT>>>>9400GT), but in CPU based tasks the macbook would have a slight advantage. By slight I mean barely 5% faster.
  7. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004

    8600GT >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 9400GT
  8. zbasarab macrumors member

    May 29, 2009
    you have no real reason to buy the new macbook
  9. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    For Parallels or VMWare fusion you should really have 4GB ram
    Edit: But yes, it will perform much better.
  10. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
  11. jake.f macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2008
    NSW, Australia
    If it was me, I would never use firewire. I don't even own anything with a firewire connection.
  12. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Put 4 gigs of ram in your mbp if you want to use parallels.

    And this IS a new design (based on the unibody poly). Let others beta test for you before you run right out and buy one.

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