Should I buy MB467 or wait for new MBP?

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  1. georgeadbb macrumors newbie

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    I'm setting my eyes on a MB467 selling for $1100, which is very hot price i think.

    but the rumors said the new line of MBP are coming out in Jan, so I might as well wait for the new low-end model.

    MB467 Aluminum:
    $1100
    13.3'
    2.4GHz
    2GB RAM
    250GB HDD

    MBP990:
    $1300
    13.3'
    2.26GHz
    2GB RAM
    160GB HDD

    apparently, the 467 is better than the current MBP, but how different will it be from the next model (given it will stay in the price range 1100-1300)?

    SHOULD I BUY OR WAIT?????????????:confused::confused:
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Go with the MBP. Despite the slower CPU and smaller HD, you're guaranteed to get a good LCD panel. The Unibody MacBook from 08/09 had TERRIBLE screens in the first run (ask me how I know :( ), and pretty good screens just before the MBP refresh. Also, with the MBP you'll get the FW800 port and the 7hour battery.

    Also, I'm assuming you're not in the USA because here, the 13.3" MBP 2.26ghz is only $1199.
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  4. georgeadbb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :eek:you scared me... how terrible is the screen? how do i know if it has the bad screen?
    I do care a lot about the screen coz i need to do photo editing on it.
     
  5. georgeadbb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im up north in canada. everything is $100 more expensive, despite the similar currency
     
  6. applebook macrumors 6502a

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    I had the first generation unibody MacBook with its terrible screen. Once calibrated, the colors become acceptable, but blacks are never black (gray) with lots of backlight bleeding and atrocious viewing angles. The MBP screens are not great either but are still far superior to the old uMB.

    However the uMB's screen is brighter by about 10-20%.

    The contrast ratio for the MBP is nearly FIVE (FIVE, FIVE, 5, 5, 5) times higher than the uMB; color gamut 60% wider; viewing angles laughably better.

    uMB contrast: 161:1
    MBP: 750:1
     
  7. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Do you really need to make a decision right now? Another few weeks and we may have some news from Apple on the MB/MBP front.
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    And if one doesn't come then we will say March and then June. With that being said, I'd wait and if it's not out by February 1 – buy...
     

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