Old macbook pro OR new mac book

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xxdan182xx, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. xxdan182xx macrumors newbie

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    I don't know witch one to pick so help me out

    Macbook Specs

    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 160GB SATA/100, 256MB DDR3 Nvidia GeForce 9400M, 13" Display 1280x800, Super Drive(DVD+-R/CD-RW), Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth, OS X 10.5 Leopard

    Macbook Pro specs

    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 15" TFT, 2GB DDR2, 200GB SATA, Nvidia GeForce 8600 256MB, 8X SuperDrive, Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T, Airport Extreme, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR & iSight, OS X 10.5 Leopard - GLOSSY

    Help me out !
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, lets have some more information first. What would you be using it for, what do you want out of a laptop and are they the same price?
     
  3. xxdan182xx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Music,Movies, a little gaming,little movie editing for fun.
     
  4. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    I would recommend the macbook pro then because of the discrete gpu. That'll help in games and movie editing. The bigge screen will make watching movies, gaming more enjoyable as well. I believe the classic MBP has better performance than the unibody macbook 2.0 as well.
     
  5. the advisor macrumors member

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    I concur.. You will have a much better experience with the Early 08 Pro then you will a Late 08 MB. If you search on amazon you can pick up the 'old' MBP pretty cheap.
     
  6. xxdan182xx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i was leaning more to the macbook i like the design way more
     
  7. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    If it's about looks and design, then the unibody macbook is hard to beat, its flashy. If its performance then go for the pro. At the end of the day, choose whichever is more important to be happy.
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    It's unlikely that 10.6 will utilize the gpu in a prevgen MBP as it will in the new MB. Considering your needs have no need for a dedicated gpu (unless a "little" gaming includes 3D action games) you'd be better off with the MB if you plan to upgrade to Snow Leopard.
     
  9. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Get the older one, it's much better when it comes to gaming.
     
  10. xxdan182xx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what about this macbook

    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 160GB SATA/100, 256MB DDR3 Nvidia GeForce 9400M, 13" Display 1280x800, Super Drive(DVD+-R/CD-RW), Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth, OS X 10.5 Leopard

    OR
    This macbook

    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB DDR3, 250GB SATA/100, 256MB DDR3 Nvidia GeForce 9400M, 13" Display 1280x800, Super Drive(DVD+-R/CD-RW), Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WLAN, Bluetooth, OS X 10.5 Leopard
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Is it worth the extra $200 for twice the RAM, more HDD space, and backlit keyboard?
     
  12. xxdan182xx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i don't know witch one i want more ghz more hd space or just more memory.
     
  13. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

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    If you could possibly wait a bit longer, why not get a refurb MBP (late 08 model) when the refreshes come out. That way, you can get a refurb of the models now, new designs and all.
     
  14. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    You know, a quick search of the threads would pull up probably 30 of the same question, plus many responses, right now.
     
  15. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Exactly, very well put. I agree completely. To the OP, I'd recommend that you go for the MBP, as it has a lot more power, better performance, aqnd a far better screen.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  16. ruutiveijari macrumors regular

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    How do you figure that? There is a huge number of MBP's with 8600M out there and Apple wants everyone of those to upgrade to Snow Leopard. And my understanding is that Snow Leopard is supposed to have the underlying ability the take advantage of GPU's in general, not just specific ones. The rest is up to the power of the GPU in question. And M8600 beats M9400 hands down.

    MacBooks M9400 doesn't even have any dedicated video memory, M8600 on the 2.4GHz has 256MB.
     
  17. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    More Ghz and Hard drive space definitely. 2gb is plenty for normal use. If you find you need more memory you can always add more later. Plus you get the backlit keyboard.
     

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