Previous gen unibody 15" MBP limitations?

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  1. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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    can it do 8 gig ram?
    screen issues?

    i think with all things recently considered...i might just bite the bullet - but, im asking for the advice giving crowd on this one.
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    The previous gen. 2.66GHz and 2.93GHz models can handle 8GB of RAM without issues. There are no screen issues to speak of.
     
  3. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    The previous generation 15" MacBook Pro can handle up to 8GB only on certain specs. It has a great screen, however it does not have the 60% better color gamut screen that the newest 15" MacBook Pro screen has, but it is still a great screen.
     
  4. RiCEADDiCTBOY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what about the 2.4 15" unibody mbp? only reason i'm interested in that model is because it would be roughly only a hundred bucks more...

    if not..what is the highest OFFICIAL supported amount?
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    The 2.4 and 2.53GHz models can only support up to 6GB officially. There have been attempts at using 8GB of RAM but they have only been met with failure. I should add that the previous gen. 15" 2.66GHz and 2.93GHz models officially only support 6GB (or perhaps 4GB (unsure), but 6GB works), but 8GB has been tested to work fine. The 17" model officially supports 8GB.
     
  6. RiCEADDiCTBOY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    bah...i don't know anymore what to do. i'm so disenchanted with apple atm.

    i refuse to go back to any laptop after enjoying the multitouch trackpad...it is seriously worth the money...

    but, with all the new changes coming with sl - its hard to deny the importance of the dedicated gpu now...

    !@#!%!!

    i might just go with the previous gen 2.4 unibody mbp if i can find one at best buy or at the aafes store...i will have to see...this is a lame situation..
     
  7. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    If you're in the market for a new 15" laptop my advice is to look at Apple's refurb section and see if there are still any previous generation models for sale. There were some really good values the other day on the 2.53GHz model. Unless you really feel the need for 8GB of RAM you won't be missing out at all. You still have the option to upgrade to 6GB of RAM which is quite a lot except for the most intensive of computing applications, and running mismatched modules is not that important if you are using the 9600M GT. It probably would have an impact on the 9400M's performance, however.
     
  8. RiCEADDiCTBOY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The problem you see I face is that I am currently overseas deployed. I am back in the States for two days as a medical attendant escort. I don't want to spend over 2grand...thats a bit too much for what I get imo...

    The 1500 is a sweet spot for me...and at 1,599 i can deal with buying the 15" mbp...but, i am really conflicted. i was thinking refurb but apple doesn't ship overseas and if i do germany...they said i can only get it serviced in germany unless i have apple care but that doesn't occur untill the inital warranty expires.
     
  9. chris7777 macrumors 6502

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    Agg everyone is confusing me.

    I ordered the 2.53 refurb. Does it have a 60% lesser color gamut, than the new sd unibody?

    And will it support 8GB ram when it becomes affordable ?

    Everyone keeps talking in circles and saying that it is only the 13' that has the better screen(from the macbook version)

    I as about to pull the trigger on a 13' and I found the 2.53 for only a few hundred more, but if the screen is not as accurate as even the new 13, I should have just gotten that one.

    I plan on running photoshop, illustrator and flash, basically to do comic illustration, I may get into photography as well, but I am getting irritated at all of the conflicting info I keep running into on here.
     

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