late 2008 macbook pro or new macboook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jakster4u, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. jakster4u macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    #1
    I was thinking about getting the late 2008 model macbook pro on Amazon, but I didn't know if the GPU's are actually fixed or are they just a 50/50 chance that they are going to fail again someday. The new macbooks look really nice but from the comparisons it sounds like the older macbook pros have a better graphics card.

    I would rather get the late macbook pro, but if someone could clear up some of my questions it would really help.
     
  2. hunterjoules macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    #2
    Last week I was in the exact same position as you, now that the older generation MBP's are so much cheaper.

    I don't know what the chances of hardware failure are. I do know that Apple extended the warranty for the grahics cards on these MBP's:

    "Apple essentially announced the same yesterday. 'If the Nvidia graphics processor in your MacBook Pro has failed, or fails within two years of the original date of purchase, a repair will be done free of charge, even if your MacBook Pro is out of warranty,' the company said."

    http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/index.cfm?newsid=23121

    In the end, I decided the price was too good to pass up.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    The Far Horizon
    #3
    The older MBP is still a better, faster, more powerful machine boasting superior performance to the new MB (attractive looking though that now is). It also has a far superior screen, both in size and quality. Go for the MBP. Refurb offers very good value and the Apple warranty.
    Cheers
     
  4. hunterjoules macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    #4
    Not refurbs. Apple (and other on-lline vendors) are having clearance sales to get rid of the old inventory. Brand new systems, though.
     

Share This Page