Macbook Pro old verson or ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djkyle65, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. djkyle65 macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    going to get a new macbook wondering if i should get the old macbook pro 2.4 for 1400 at macmall or the new macbook uni body aluminum for 1200 ?

    Looking for portability but i do really like the last generation macbook
  2. Scottological macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Denver, CO
    There are trade-offs with either. You'll miss the structural rigidity of the unibody if you go with the classic MBP, and you'll miss the screen quality of the classic MBP if you go with the uni. Make no mistake, the MacBook is not merely a 13" version of the MBP. The screen quality is inferior on MB, and you also have to deal with the (admittedly arbitrary) possibility that since the MB is a rev A product, there will be problems with it down the road. Whereas the Classic MBP issues are, at this point, well documented.

    Personally, I bought the classic MBP - a refurb, no less - mainly because of the screen size and quality. I work in various lighting conditions - outdoors, bars, airports - and really need something less reflective than the glassy screen of the Uni MB. Also, I like the 15" of screen real estate. These are just my personal preferences.

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