Just Got A New Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jumpman25, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. jumpman25 macrumors regular

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    Just got a new Macbook Pro, the old 2.4GHz version for $1734.00 off of amazon after 150.00 rebate. Figure the old 15" already has an LED screen, processor is virtually the same, same video card, so only thing I'm really losing is a bit of hard drive space and the multi-touch trackpad. They also give you free shipping and you don't have to pay tax, so all in all, seems like a pretty decent deal. Just figured I would throw it out there for anybody else who might be interested.
     
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    The amount of video RAM in the MacBook Pro doubled yesterday so you didn't quite get the same video card.
     
  3. jumpman25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's the same card, 8600M GT. There will be very little if any performance increase in 512mb vs 256mb unless the 512mb version uses GDDR3 which I don't think is out yet for the 8600M GT.
     
  4. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Those of us who are gamers would beg to differ! Crank that slider for texture detail up to the max with 512mb!
     
  5. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    Well I'm assuming he's comparing his "old" 2.4 with the new 2.4, which only has 256mb vram.

    Edit: Guess not, it seems he's comparing the old 2.4 with the 2.5.
     
  6. jumpman25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was for the most part going over the old 2.4 vs. the new 2.4 but figured i would chime in on the video as well.
     

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