Should i get the new macbook 13 2.26 or macbook pro 2.4 both are $1100 HELP!

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  1. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    2.26 is new i can get for $1100
    2.4 pro ALU is used and is also $1100

    help me!

    I will upgrade to 4gb and ssd on the one i buy

    thanks
     
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  3. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok no1 can recomend the 2.4 over the 2.26?
    Thanks
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Which 2.4 are you referring to? There's no 2.4 on Apple's website. Are you referring to a refurb? The 15" begins at 2.53Ghz.
     
  5. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    Buy the best you can afford. Buyer's remorse sucks.
     
  6. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cal they are the same price.

    This is last pro model alu 2.4 with the 9600m retail last mnth for 2g
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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    If you can go either way in terms of the screen size then get the 15". The dedicated GPU is well worth it plus you get the express card slot and for $1100 that's an awesome deal.
     
  8. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks

    anyone else got any input i have till 2mor to decide
     
  9. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Get the 15". Its def the better way to go. I like how there is always that one person that roams around and pops in to say "get the 13" lol
     
  10. Miraculous macrumors newbie

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    I'd go for the 15". Faster processor, bigger screen and dedicated graphics win the day!

    By the way, I'm a new user here. Greetings to you all!! I'm currently using a Early 2008 2.4GHz MBP - AWESOME MACHINE! :D
     
  11. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks guys

    mir how long does the 2.4 take to start up?
     
  12. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    If the 2.4 is 15" MBP- I'd get it. BUT I absolutely love my 13" MBP. You get a better graphics card in the 2.4 but I need the battery power- just today I streched 7 hours on a charge on the 13"- incredible. Makes life sooooo nice not feeling like you need to carry your charger everywhere. The only answer to your question will dictate to what you need- graphics and larger screen or awesome battery power. Choose- either way you win
     
  13. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    7hours is nice
    how much do the alu macbook pros get?

    does the new 13in have better black levels then the alu pro?thanks
     
  14. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    the late 2008 MBP get only about 3-5 hours on integrated graphics and 2-4 on discrete if you want battery life and dont need the dedicated graphix get the 13 inch
     
  15. tsa1 macrumors regular

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    i would get the 2.4 15inch macbook pro. Might i ask where you are procuring this piece?
     
  16. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    Then it's personal preference. Get the one which best suits your needs. Both are great machines.
     
  17. travis64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Guy on craigs list got the 2.4 and you can get the 13in for 1100 shiped with bing on ebay

    guy on craigslist said he will also jailbreak my 3gs and put xp and windows 7 on the pro

    i just really want to know which one has better black levels i wish some had pics to compare
     
  18. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Black levels are the same aren't they? The new MBPs just have a higher Color Gamut...
     

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