MBP old generation vs MBP new generation

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by intensee, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. intensee macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    hey there,
    I'm trying to buy a macbook pro and I have come across this MBP
    which is a 15.4in MB134LL/A model with a 2.5 Ghz and 512mb DDR3 video memory.

    I am not sure which one to get, either the one above or the new one on the apple website (i can get it at macmall for 1799). As for the one above, the price is 1599. Given the specs what would you recommend? the 2.5 ghz old generation or the 2.4 ghz new generation with new video card but less memory for it (256). Would the 2.5 ghz and 512mb ddr3 really make a difference in performance compared to the new generation which is 2.4 ghz and 256mb ddr3.

    Thanks for the feedback,
  2. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    If i had to buy mine all over again, i think i would purchase the newer one. I think the GPU will come in handy with the release of 10.6, while the Uni-Body is also a better feature for me.

    I must say though, mine has performed flawlessly for me, and i really haven't had any real issues with my MBP 2.16.
  3. impakt1 macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2008
    The specs on the new ones are nice, but damn i love my early 08. Matte <3
  4. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    It all depends on what you plan on using it for. The GPUs in the newer MBPs are quite a bit faster than in the older ones so if you are planning on using it for gaming or for photoshop type things you probably will see a difference. If you plan on just word processing and email then it won't really matter if you go with the older one. Hope this helps.
  5. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Amen. I have to wear glasses with my fraking glossy screen or I get the headache from hell. I despise it. Completely.
  6. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    I prefer the unibody structure than the old clam shell. It feels/is much more sturdier.

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