Looking to upgrade from 2008 MB to new 15" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by abta1, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. abta1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2010
    Paris, France
    I currently have a white early 2008 MB, 2.4Ghz processor, 2Gb RAM and 250GB HDD which I do a lot of writing on and some Matlab work.

    I'd like to get an i5 15" MBP with the hi-res screen mainly for the better battery and screen res. In terms of the added RAM and newer cpu, how much of an improvement will it be?

    Also I'll be able to get an HE discount on it.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If you don't need a new one right now, wait till the update. There should be one in Q1 2011 so within few months.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Probably not much performance gain unless you're a heavy MATLAB user (simulations that run for hours instead of small projects).
  4. abta1, Nov 27, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010

    abta1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2010
    Paris, France
    My simulations run for about 2hrs on average.

    One reason I'm thinking about going for one before 2011 is the VAT increase in the UK.

    Edit: And to a broader extent, I'm also considering it as a desktop replacement for my Win 7 PC.

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