The new macbook 13" or mid 2009 15" 2.8?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clickart, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. clickart macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2007
    I'm going to be a senior next year in engineering so i'm thinking about getting a macbook pro for school. I'm thinking about getting the new 2.4ghz macbook pro 13" but I got an offer from a friend who is selling his mid 2009 macbook pro 15" 2.8ghz. The price difference between the two are only $200. Is it a good deal? Which one which is a better deal? Which one would you get?
  2. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    What do you use the computer for? I know you said engineering, but what kinds of programs/applications are you looking to use on the computer?
  3. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    what is the warranty for the used one?

    and does it have the anti glare display?

    these are features that would make the decision easier

    So $1100 for the 13" (student discount) + tax

    versus $1300 for the 2.8 15"?

    if this is the case, its really closer to $100 and the 9600 is faster than the 320 and the 2.8 is faster than the 2.4
    so your would only lose the display port with audio pas through, new scrolling on the trackpad, and the bigger battery

    hopefully displayport and trackpad can be driver updated in the future and the battery can be replaced with the newer one more than likely

    so answer seems fairly easy as long as the 2.8 is cherry
    if it has anti glare or apple care extended warranty its a no brainer
  4. macfrik macrumors 6502


    Mar 21, 2009
    Yea, I would personally agree with the others. I'd go with the 15" 2.8. Its faster in every way. Plus, 15" screen really makes difference in doing some school projects and assignments.

    $1300 for 2.8 15" MBP is pretty good deal!

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