Previous gen 13" mbp and current mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AeroUK, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. AeroUK macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    New York
    Can anyone tell me if they have upgraded from the previous 13" mbp to the one that was recently released.

    Is the battery much better and is the speed increase noticeable?
  2. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    Processor wise it's unnoticeable; graphics wise it's a different story.
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Battery much better yes. Speed increase, not so much. Graphics card is much better — so things look better and load faster when they require video or good looking graphics.
  4. AeroUK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    New York
  5. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2008
    if you already own the previous gen 13" mbp, i don't think it's worth the upgrade. however, if you're new to the market, then yes, the latest 13" mbp is worth the money
  6. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    MBP13(2009)->MBP13(2010) for me was 'meh'.

    Battery life: I personally noticed that off the bat, the 2010 needed a calibration. The 2009 was perfect out of the box. I honestly feel that I am not getting 3 hours more, but more like .5 to 1 hour more.

    Processor: Nope, no noticeable difference (its .14GHz).

    GPU: I haven't noticed much here despite the 80% increase. I don't really do anything graphically intensive, just youtube and maybe some flash games/sites.

    Inertia Scrolling: At first I didn't care, but with long webpages/documents this comes in handy as you can 'build speed'.

    Aluminum Finish: This has definitely changed. The lid of the new MBP13s is grainy, whereas the 2009s was 'brushed' horizontally.

    mDP: The added audio feature is nice, but there is much confusion over which cables work. I personally stick to my audio+mDP -> HDMI cable from monoprice which still has a usb+mDP cable.

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