Old Macbook Pro vs Macbook unibody?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by luisomtz, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. luisomtz macrumors newbie

    luisomtz

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    Mexico
    #1
    Im getting rid of my hp laptop, it just sucks! But well. Someone is selling a Macbook Pro (last gen) new for 1500 dls. At this price, is almost the same as the new Unibody macbook (non pro). How do they compare to each other? I use this laptop mostly at home as i have a netbook for use at college. So which one is a better deal? Thanks guys
     
  2. anirban macrumors 6502a

    anirban

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #2
    The last gen Macbook Pros are pretty decent machines, and especially their graphics card- which is better than the current ones in the Macbooks.

    Providing specs of the Macbook Pro in question might help in understanding which is a better machine.
     
  3. luisomtz thread starter macrumors newbie

    luisomtz

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    Mexico
    #3
    It is the 2.4 C2D with 2GB of ram and 160gb of HDD. Is the new 9400m faster than the 8600m? Thanks
     
  4. wankey macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2005
    #4
    Nope.

    9600GT is a die shrinkage of the 8600GT with a few improvements

    9400m is about 70% as fast as 8600gt. Good enough IMO. But as far as performance gots

    9600GT > 8600GT >>> 9400m
     
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    #5
    If you'd like to search the threads, you can see that this question has been asked and answered about thirty times already.

    I'm not trying to be a d#@k, but you'd get a lot of info and opinion right now instead of waiting for a day or two for it to trickle in.
     
  6. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

    SolRayz

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale
    #6
    You won't be upset with 2.4 C2D from the previous gen. Mine is still a very capable machine that has been doing me justice since summer '07. And imo I like the previous body design and matte screen over the new glassy unibodies. Just my choice.
     
  7. luisomtz thread starter macrumors newbie

    luisomtz

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    Mexico
    #8
  8. iSavant macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #9
    Try this link...

    http://guides.macrumors.com/MacBook_Pro

    The early 2008 MBP's are a very good deal at this time.
     
  9. cathyy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    #10
    The 9400M isn't that fast. 55% would be more accurate.
     
  10. herman59 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    #11
    I just got the previous gen macbook pro 15 from the UCLA store here in Los Angeles for $1199. I am not even a student. I think this was a really good price and I love it. 2.5 250gig 2gig ram
     

Share This Page