Old 15 macbook OR New 13 macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XxpikachuxX, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. XxpikachuxX macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2009
    hi, the title pretty much says it all, which one would you guys go for? An 2008-09 macbook pro core 2 duo or a newer 2011-12 cure i5 13 inch macbook?:confused::(:apple::cool:
  2. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    It depends on if you need the larger screen for some sort of visual work. I would buy the new 13", since I like 13" displays. Portable and powerful enough.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd go with the new much faster 13" MBP over a 2008 era machine. The one thing that doesn't make sense is what's your budget? There's no way you a 2008 laptop is going for a 13" MBP price.

    The other factor is how important is it for the larger screen. That is you have not mentioned your usage needs and its difficult to discern how each model best fits that need. All things being equal, I'd say the new model beats out the 5 year old laptop any day.
  4. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012

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