Should I change my macbook to the new one

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macsar, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. macsar macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Hi all
    I bought My first macbook 1 month ago its 2.4CPU, 2 GB ram, 250GB hard drive
    Do you recommend me to sell it and get the new macbook??
    is their a real difference??
    If so, where you recommend me to sell my Macbook??

  2. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    Only a month ago? You have good specs on your current MB. Unless you get a really good deal, I wouldn't sell it.
  3. mlemonds macrumors 6502a


    Apr 9, 2008
    Lexington, KY
    i am in a similar boat that i want to get the new one for the video card.

    right now i have a early 08 macbook as listed in my sig.

    would the new chipset improve working in FCE and iMovie?

    also wondering what mine is worth, if i could sell it to buy the new one.
  4. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I think you should keep your white macbook, I bought my white 2.4ghz macbook just 2-3 months ago and I see no reason to updating. The new unibody + the led backlit screen seems worthy enough but for me, I use my macbook in closed shell mode 95% of the time so I never use or see any of the screen or features that would contribute from me to upgrading to the new macbooks.

    As for the speed you prob. wont see any increase of speed. Sure the nvidia 9400m is nice free throw in but you wont be able to really game and if you want to you would still need to opt for the macbook pro.

    But the number 1 reason why is because no firewire 400! I use my firewire400 all the time with my external 1tb hdds. Once I used a usb 2.0 to transfer a 97gb file and it took 1 hour and 30 minutes... with firewire 400 transferring 97gb it took just 37-38 minutes.
  5. montanachad macrumors regular


    Jul 7, 2008
    Helena, Montana and Lacey, Washington
    Yeah, no Firewire! A step in the wrong direction Apple! I use my Firewire port for my camcorder, and I wouldn't want to give up my camcorder. :rolleyes:
  6. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    I think some people are underestimating the power of this new 9400M chip.
  7. hogfaninga macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2008
    Chestnut Tree Cafe
    People have provided 2 links testing it on Spore (look through the threads--I'm too lazy) and both said the new chipset was sluggish and needed to be played on low setting for it to run OK. As we all know, Spore isn't a extremely highly intensive graphic game like some on the market are.

    It is certainly better than the old one, but at the end of the day it is still integrated which means it is limited.
  8. highjumppudding macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2008
    stick with it. you'll even up losing money unless you do get a good deal.
  9. timestoby macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    well i have the nvidia 7150m intergrated on my hp and i can play spore on med settings,but that was the demo lol
  10. Clancycoop macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2007
    I got one

    I like it a lot, but I don't think that it is worth it to take the hit you would take. The new touch pad is really nice. I like that I am able to activate expose and spaces with it. I also love the alum enclosure as I have been waiting forever for it.

    Honestly though, if you took much of a hit to get it, it would be very anti-climactic once you started using it.
  11. Vulcan macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I wouldn't recommend it. The white MacBook is still a great machine and will be for many years to come and you'll probably be losing money.
  12. DMC-12 macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Go for the new one unless you would lose more money in acquiring it than the new features are worth to you.

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