New/Old MB or Old/New Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JB x, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. JB x macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2008
    I decided that I should get a new mac. I currently have a early 2007 white macbook. I am a high school student and I will be using this for browsing the web, watching tons of movies, and homework with word. I really don't know if I need a new laptop but the macbook I have right now is out of memory because of torrents and the colors look washed out. I don't want to waste too much money but I want to get the best laptop that will last me for a while and that I will satisfy my needs. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. chipchen macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2002
    hah... you sound like I did when I was in high school... any reason to get the next greatest thing. I think somewhere inside you know you don't need a new computer... especially since yours is only one year old. truth is though, if you can convince yourself and your folks can afford it... what's to stop you?

    upgrade your RAM to 4GB and your hard drive. Buy an external drive so you don't keep all your torrents on your internal drive.
  3. pixelated macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    hmm, if i was only watching films and using word i would be using the same computer i had a decade ago.
  4. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    You don't need a new laptop.
    That 2007 MB will be good to go for another 3 years I'd say. No point wasting money.

    You're a student. Spend your money on booze or take a holiday or something ;)
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Max out the ram, and/or hard drive, and enjoy what you've already got.
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Agree completely.

    Again, agree completely. You don't need to replace an early 2007 MB unless you absolutely need to, and your post indicates want, not need. Do as the other posters have suggested. Buy an external drive and max out the RAM.

    Cheers and good luck

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