New Pro vs Old Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shamash, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    I've read a couple threads on New MB vs Old MBP and the Old MBP wins.

    The old 17" MBP is still more expensive than the two new MBPs, is it worth the more money? I'm currently on an old old old 13" black macbook, so 4" more instead of 2" more might be a little overwhelming haha. But is the old pro better at all? Or just bigger.
     
  2. shamash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Big reason for this question is the reports of the graphics chip on the Late08 pro being bad and causing that "black screen of death" - gonna need it to not do that hehe
     
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    Wait 5 days until after Macworld and you'll know
     
  5. bki122689 macrumors 6502

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    i got the old macbook pro and i still would prefer this one over the new one.
    Yeah the new one has better graphics card but the design looks more professional.
     
  6. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I've owned the last gen 2.6ghz 17" hi res mbp and the 2.5ghz non unibody 15" mbp and now I own the 15" unibody 2.53ghz mbp.

    I have to say hands down in terms of screen, build quality and trackpad (especially build quality and the trackpad is both HUGE improvement) the new unibody mbp wins.
     
  7. shamash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so would a new 17" pro be announced on the 5th or the 6th

    also can i apply and stuff for a student developer discount in store?
     
  8. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, yes, it is an improvement from the previous model in alot of respects(trackpad, bus speed, ddr3, slight increases in cpu clock speed, video card) but I have a late 2007 model and I found it hard to justify an upgrade at this point, b/c I didn't feel that changes were that significant as to dramatically effect my user experience. Now when the quad core chips come to the MBP.......
     
  9. shamash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, but i'm an OLD (2 years-ish) MB customer, I have a 2ghz core duo processor, and 2gigs of ram, like it's really a lot worse than EITHER model.

    so this is me not having either of them, it's not like i have the late 2007/early08 or whatever and am looking at late08, i have basically nothing and am looking at one of the two on store.apple.com
     
  10. T10HJS macrumors member

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    Got to love the new MBP even if its just the looks :D
     
  11. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    yes, good point, for you this would be a substantial update and you would notice the difference.
     
  12. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    New unibody hands down, look so different side by side, I am selling my 17" late 2008 to get a new 17' unibody when they come out. Why wait till macworld, I can not see the macbooks or mbp changing so soon.
     
  13. TheCenturion macrumors newbie

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    i'd have to agree... with the MB/MBP's being the subject of the most recent refresh it's pretty unlikely they'll be changed so soon, even with the new chips intel just released.
     
  14. shamash thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting until the 5th/6th just in case :p
     

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