Old MBP or New?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DTphonehome, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    Hey All,
    I have a bit of a dilemma...

    I was going to hold off on the purchase of a new MBP until 10.6 is out. But my university is offering a last gen MBP with free AppleCare for $1325. I'm not sure that the bumped specs and new case on the new MBP justifies the >$700 (with the AppleCare) price jump.

    Should I buy the deal, or is the new MBP so much better that I should wait for 10.6 and pay $1899 (plus Applecare)?
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

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  3. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    OK, I jumped on the deal. My dead MB and the free AppleCare pushed me over. Plus I get another free photo printer :rolleyes:
     
  4. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Excellent . . . I like the old keyboard better than the new, also.
     
  5. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks!

    Yeah, from what I read the new MBP is mostly cosmetic upgrades, except for the better video card (which I don't really care about because I don't have time for games anyway). Much as I like cosmetic upgrades (that single block of aluminum business is SEXY), I don't think it's worth the extra 700 or so.
     

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