Should I get a new macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by r23w, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. r23w macrumors member

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    I currently have the old macbook pro 2.2 ghz (15"), 4gb, ram, but its been running slow, battery life is only 33% (587 recharges) and my charger is pretty busted it has problems charging, i have dings, scratches, bumps, cracks, and dents everywhere on the computer.

    I am looking to buy probably the 2.8 ghz macbook pro or the 3.06, and im not sure whether to get the 15" or 17"

    1st: should i wait until the upcoming media event because they could add blu-ray or something?

    2nd: Would it be smarter for me to wait a while until they update them?

    3rd: Is it worth it to get the 3.06 over the 2.8?

    4th: Should i get the 15" or the 17"?


    Thanks!
     
  2. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    If you need it, get it. If you don't need it, by all means wait. Your computer is still plenty powerful. You could just get a new battery and charger. I waited almost 4 years before upgrading, and that was an upgrade from a cheap PC;).
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    I don't think the media event will have anything to do with the MBP, it usually just focuses on the iPod line. It can't hurt to wait though. Also I doubt you'd see that much of a difference between the two processors. What do you plan on doing with the computer anyways? Also I would just get the 15"for the slightly better portability.
     
  4. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    1: the media event is a music event, ipod etc...

    2: if you keep waiting until the next update, you'll never buy a new computer.

    3: you won't notice a difference

    4: depends on what you need, I have the 17 because I use it for work where I always need a bigger screen.
     
  5. emcham macrumors member

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    i originally got the 17" and was surprised to find that the high resolution bothered me. i have great vision but things just felt a bit too small. i had wanted it for years, and never even considered anything else. i exchanged it for the 3.06 15" and am very happy. its personal preference. the biggest difference day-to-day in my opinion is that the 17" screen feels vast and open, while the 15" feels comfortably spacious.

    both are excellent choices. i wouldn't wait. but on that one, you'll really have to go with your gut.
     
  6. marcs macrumors newbie

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    after spending the last 2 weeks reading and researching, I just put in an order for 15" 2.8ghz. I could not justify the extra price for the 3.06 processor. I plan on putting in an SSD and upgrade RAM down the track. Just do it. I was debating whether to wait for the new line, but the current line is perfectly quick enough to do everything I need to do. Hell I found the 2.53Ghz to quick.
     

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