Late 2008 MBP 15" vs. Summer 2009 MBP 15"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Guiguiga, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Guiguiga macrumors regular

    Guiguiga

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    Guys, I just ordered a refurbished 15" 2.53ghz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Geforce 9600GT with 512MB, for $1449 just because I couldn't pass the deal.

    The thing is: Besides the SD card slot, better battery, 500GB HD, and the 2.8Ghz/3.06ghz processors options, is there anything else that would be worth paying $850 or even $650 (with the Education Discount) MORE to have the Summer 2009 high-end model?

    Is there any visible difference on the screen? Anything would help, maybe I missed some detail.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Express Slot is much better than SD slot. You can buy external card reader if you need it. Battery is huge difference but it isn't user changeable, so for '08 model, you can buy additional batteries.

    Great deal, you'll love it
     
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    2009 will offically take 8 gigs of ram, 2008 will unofficially take 6. But I'd say great deal.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    There are some minor improvements, but like others have said, you got a great deal. Enjoy!:D
     
  5. mbprouser macrumors member

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    I bought this exact model 2 weeks ago, and couldn't pass up the price. Sure, it's not brand spanking new but you know what? It gets the job done and is covered by Apple as if it were a brand new computer. I couldn't see spending the extra $$ on the $1999 model just because of the new battery or SD card slot.
     

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