Macbook Pro - 15" Late 2008 vs. 13" Mid 2009

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by needlz, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. needlz macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I have ordered a new 13" Macbook Pro which will arrive tomorrow (1500$ after all student rebates). Today I met someone who is selling his 15" late 2008 MBP, with a 80GB Intel X25-M (I think it's G1) for about 1500$.

    In both cases, I want to sell the notebook when the new ones (my guess is june) arrive.

    Now please help me, I'm really stuck between the two.

    Here are my pro/cons:

    13 (new):
    + Has warranty
    + Portability
    + 7h Battery
    + 2.53Ghz CPU
    + Better LCD Panel
    + SD Slot

    15" (13 months old):
    - No AppleCare
    - Less portability
    - Only 5h battery
    - 2.4Ghz CPU
    + Larger screen, e.g. for programming tasks
    + Dedicated GPU
    + Comes with SSD

    Now, I never play any games and when I have to do programming tasks, I connect the notebook with my 23" External Display..

    Oh, finally here is for what I need the notebook:
    take everyday to the university with me and develop cocoa and wpf (.net) applications.

    Cheers
     
  2. BrotherBear60 macrumors newbie

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    If i'm not wrong, you will get more selling your 09' 13 inch than your 08' 15 inch.
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    Both good machines. Both should have reasonable resale value. Personally I'd go for the 15" as the extra screen real estate is valuable to me (I actually own a 2009 17" MBP and never use it with an external screen), but you won't go too far wrong with either one.

    If screen size isn't a major issue for you, the 13" is probably the better choice.
     
  4. needlz thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys, I'll probably stay with the 13".. and hope that SSDs get more affordable soon :)
     

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