Opinions over which mbp 2.2/2.33/2.4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CaneCollegeboy, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. CaneCollegeboy macrumors regular

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    Hi guys im kinda torn over with macbook pro to get. I would be getting them from the refurbished apple store. The 2.33 seems to be the oldest of the group but give a 256 mb graphics card. The 2.2 is newer but is slower than the 2.33 but has a new graphics card but its just 128 mb and it comes with an lcd backlit screen. The 2.4 would be 200 dollars more expensive that the other two versions but is faster and the graphics card has 256 mb.

    Any opinions are gladly welcomed, im leaning towards the 2.4 15 inch glossy version. Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

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    buy what you can afford they are all great computers.
     
  3. md63 macrumors 6502

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    The 2.33 is not SR while the 2.2 and 2.4 are and have a faster bus. Therefore you can't compare chips speeds (2.33 vs. 2.2/2.4)

    Get either the 2.2 or 2.4 since they are a later generation than the 2.33.
     
  4. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    go with the 2.4 MBP with the 4MB L2 cache.
    try the clearance department as well..
    sometimes the difference is just 50 bucks provided you use an educational discount.

    if you're willing to pay >$1500 anyway, why not get the 2.4 Penryn through educational discount. it will go down to $1799 plus a $100 rebate for a printer.
    that's what i did.

    drawback is the 3MB L2 cache
     
  5. CaneCollegeboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wouldnt the 2.4 santa rose perform better than the 2.4 penyrn because of the cache. They have the same graphics card the GeForce 8600 GT 256mb right?
     
  6. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    define better?:)
    it really depends on what you do.. or how hardcore you are.
    in general you won't feel it!

    but you'll definitely feel the trackpad difference..
    the 30 min increase ( apple claims this) in battery life
    bigger HD
    that's about it
    and the lack of remote
     
  7. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    I'd go with the 2.2 GHz model personally, I have one myself and it works great.
     
  8. masse macrumors 6502a

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    **** apple. I'm so pissed they stopped including the remotes. **** apple.

    I've always wanted to get a mbp with a remote. Now that I have to pay extra for it no ****ing way. **** you steve jobs you *******.
     
  9. CaneCollegeboy thread starter macrumors regular

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    im basically looking at a mbp for everyday tasks, maybe some light video and photo editing. Nothing really hardcore maybe ripping a dvd. Also it would be nice to play some games on the side. Thats why i was thinking maybe the 2.4 with the 256 mb card might be best. Or should i just go with the 2.2 and 128 mb graphics card and save the 200 for maxing out the ram? My gf has a white macbook but it is constantly getting dirty, thats another reason why im aiming for a mbp. would i even notice the difference between the 2.2 and 2.4 in basic everyday use like word, safari etc?
     
  10. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    if there's anynone who feels your pain! it's me.

    bought the SR 2.2 MBP last feb with a remote of course!
    been enjoying it until it encountered some LCD issues.
    returnedit by mail for a full refund..
    then went to a local store to pick a base penryn model

    i miss the remote:(
     

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