Mac Pro 2008 to MBP 2011?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amassoodapple, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. amassoodapple macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2011
    Hello everyone, i just wanted to ask everyones opinion on something that i have been thinking about for a very long time. Right now i have a 2008 Mac pro 8 core w/ 8gb ram/ 2tb hd/ nvidia geforce 8800gt. I use my mac pro for normal use but also final cut studio using 1080p video editing.

    I also have a MBP 15 inch i think 2007 or 8. It has 2.4ghz dual core w/ 4gb ram. The screen on it is currently broken and i haven't gotten around to replacing it yet because im not sure if it is worth it. I also used my laptop for final cut editing on the go.

    With the release of the 2011 MBP and their amazing specs, im wondering if i should sell my current MP and MBP and get the 17' or 15' quad core mac book pros with the 750gb hdd and 1gb vram.

    My question is-- IS IT WORTH IT??
    Obviously it won't preform as well as my current 2008 mac pro but can it get close. A little less speed is fine but it cant take like 15 minutes more to render something. Thats what im concerned about.

    Or should i just stick with my mac pro and get the screen on my MBP fixed? One thing i like about the MBP is portability obviously.
  2. SmoothJ macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2010
    Well, a good question is do you need to be portable all the time? For myself I find a desktop and a laptop and good thing.

    A desktop you can easily upgrade and add things (RAM, HD, etc), while a laptop is a bit more difficult. Plus, if your laptop/desktop has to go in for repairs, then you have something to fall back on.

    IMHO, if the MBP has a broken screen, maybe you can find a screen on ebay, or may just sell it for parts. Granted you may not get a lot for it, but then you can save and get another MBP.

    In the end, its really your choice....

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