Last gen MBP or New MB

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

  1. spring macrumors regular

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    I have a last gen 15" MBP (2.2, 2gig ram) and was wondering if you guys think it's a good idea to sell my current laptop and get the 1599 MacBook? The things I like about the new Macbook is that it's smaller than my MBP and has decent enough graphics to play the games I play (CS:Source and other Source engine games). So with that said would you guys do it (I probably will end up spending a couple hundred more for this)?
     
  2. joehack macrumors member

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    Go to an Apple dealer and check your games. From my point of view, the performance gain will be by max. 20%. This usually not enough, to really feel the speed bump. It might be be visible with some 3d stuff but not for normal work.
    I would recommend a RAM upgrade to 4GB.

    J.
     
  3. spring thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Don't be greedy. Stick with what you've got. Its a much better machine, IMO.
     
  5. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    Depends, do you need the extra 2 inches? Is portability more important or screen size?
     
  6. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    If you find your MBP too large, perhaps you might want to "downgrade" to the MB.

    Otherwise there is certainly not much of an advantage to the new MB. I can understand the size and weight appeal though... Reminiscent of the old 12" PowerBook.
     
  7. Bobeder9 macrumors member

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    Keep your MBP. Unless size is an issue, it is a much better machine. Looks better too.. haha
     

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