Looks department: old mbp vs. new mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gothamm, Oct 17, 2008.

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New macbook pro or old macbook pro?

  1. Old

    31 vote(s)
    37.3%
  2. New

    52 vote(s)
    62.7%
  1. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    #2
    Well, I always like new and shiny things, so I'll have to vote for the new MB/P's.

    One thing to add, now that the screen border is gone, and the screen is better...can you see the black letterboxed areas when you watch a widescreen movie?
     
  3. Purple Pelican macrumors member

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    I like the thinness and the unibody of the new MBPs, but I'm gonna have to go with the old one. The biggest thing is, I never liked the design of the black display bezel. I personally find it visually distracting and difficult to use. I've been using my iMac now for 3 months and I'm not yet used to the feel of it. Also, the glossy screen is something that I detest. It looks pretty while the computer is off, but once it's on, it's full of glare and it's downright ugly. So, by a narrow margin, I'm going for the old MBP.:cool:
     
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I couldn't agree more, I am not sold on the new Black bezel.
     
  5. Shawnstra macrumors regular

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    If sturdiness/new technologies/better performance is not an issue, definitely the timeless old Macbook Pro.
     
  6. ManWithhat macrumors regular

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    I was in the 'Old' camp until I went to Best Buy to see the new one in person. Sorry old friend, but your time has come. :[
     
  7. honestaeb macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, seeing one in person...Or better yet, next to an old MBP is all you need to appreciate the design. Plus, the build quality! This new one is solid. No creaky keys when you type.
     
  8. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the fantasy "half-way inbetween" category. If I had to choose though, it would be new, even though I despise the gloss.
     
  9. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    From an aesthetic standpoint, I prefer the new one.

    I just don't like the glossy display.
     
  10. minik macrumors 65816

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  11. sk47 macrumors member

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    NEW. The old was great also, but the color scheme was too bland for my tastes.
     
  12. gothamm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    black on aluminum killed it for me.
     
  13. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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  14. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    I think the new one is simply a very very nice design. Even with the glossy screen which aren't in my good books I'd love to have a new one.

    But I do still like my old MBP and it's going to do me for another 2 years I'd say
     

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