My new Penryn MBP vs. wife's mid-2007 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zeos, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    I had a chance to do a quick side-by-side comparison of my wife's mid-2007 SR 15.4" MBP with my new 15.4" Penryn 2.5 GHz MBP. Some brief observations:

    > From what I can tell, port locations, DVD drive and overall case are exactly the same fit, finish, locations, etc.
    > The backlit keyboard on the Penryn MBP has a slightly more bluish tint, but I don't think it's as blue as the picture on Apple's web site. It's a good shade.
    > The Penryn MBP runs MUCH cooler. Running the same tasks, it never became uncomfortably warm like my wife's MBP.
    > Web pages seemed to open about the same speed, but my web pages tended to hang a couple of times while loading.
    > The key markings on the keyboard are set up more like the standard Apple iMac or external USB keyboard (see other threads on this).
    > Office-type applications do not open noticeably faster on the Penryn, but these applications aren't very resource intensive.
    > No yellow tinting issue in either MBP,other than the usual yellow tinting when viewed from off-center.
    > I love multi-touch. Zooming on photos and text is great.
    > Mine looks newer! :D

    I'll add more if I find any real differences, or let me know if you want me to look at anything specific.
     
  2. Czechmac macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your findings. My new MBP is finally on its way and should be here soon. I especially like the fact that it is much cooler. Can't wait to try out the multitouch...
     

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