Macbook Pro Classic outdated?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pyromaniaque, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. pyromaniaque macrumors 6502

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    Well, I recently bought a refurbished Macbook Pro 17" unibody after spending a ***** load of savings because I was convinced that the battery life and resolution would be beneficial. For the most part it has been.

    Today it dawned on me, a lot of people are complaining about the price of the Macbook Pro, and are going to get the new Macbook not for portability, but because of price.

    Why don't they just get a refurb Macbook Pro for $1349 that could absolutely kill the new unibody Macbook (which has a ***** screen, I'd like to add)? Is it because of looks (do they think the new Macbook looks outdated)?

    Why? I'm interested to know.
     
  2. Markov macrumors 6502

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    Well... the new Uni's have a faster front side bus, DDR3 memory which is clocked faster than the classic 17", two graphics cards, longer battery life, easily accessible HDD... and I'm sure there are more fine details I'm not aware of.
     
  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    well it's definitely not because of looks. I actually prefer the boxy shape and all silver color of the classic MBP.

    Yeah I've been thinking of just getting a refurb but what do i do with my Apple student developer discount? I graduate in two months and it'll be a waste not to use it after paying for it.

    That along with the 8600 gpu issue thought with Apple covering it for 2 years I'm willing to risk it.

    to be honest...buying a laptop shouldn't be this hard :eek:
     
  4. pyromaniaque thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All the benchmarks show that that makes no difference when it comes to the Macbook being a better machine than the pro, which it isn't.

    the new macbooks have 1 gfx card.

    faster front side bus doesnt make it outperform the old pro. :)
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Well Im still sitting on my lowly powebook which is going to hit its 4th birthday this year. It is starting to get a bit slow and I would do anything to be able to be in the situation to pick between the old macbook pro and the new macbook!
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    And the old 15" MBP had a better battery life than the new 15" MBP for very light computer use, but is especially true when you watch a film off your harddisk. The difference is like 30 minutes or so. It's quite a lot.
     
  7. capriseyhaze macrumors regular

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    awww its ok man. you will get one soon. good things come to good people. karma is real. do good things and somehow you will be in a postion to get what you want. and im not being sarcastic.
     

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