New MBP vs. my "old" one

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rogerdodger, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. rogerdodger macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2009
    I have a late '07 15" 2.4ghz MBP, 4GB RAM. Currently still on 10.4.11 but will be upgrading that soon I imagine. I use the rig mainly for Logic, and use many hungry 3rd party gizmos(Waves, URS, Spectrasonics, NI, Max/MSP, and so on . . .) This current MBP significantly outperforms it's predecessor, my PPC G5, 2.0ghz, 4GB RAM.
    My question is, I'm considering getting another machine, prolly SHOULD get a MacPro for bang-for-buck power for my home studio, but really want a new MBP--I've become hooked on being laptop-based. I love the mobility.
    So, a new 3.0ghz MBP with 8GB RAM sure sounds appealing, but I wonder, just how much of a performance boost would I achieve with that over my current MBP? I could expect some, no? Just curious if anybody else has a MBP in that configuration, and how it performs for them. Thanks.
  2. p3ncil macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2009
    I'll suggest you keep the MBP and get a mac pro.

    So i have something mobile and as well as a powerhouse.
  3. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2009
    You'll probably see at least a 25% speed boost with SL, the faster bus speeds and all.

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