Unibody MBP for early 2008 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by acrafton, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. acrafton macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    So. . .was set to sell my 2.4 MBP from early 2008 (santa rosa) and pick up a new MBP. . .given the sale and deal on the new one it would be $400 out of pocket for the new machine. However, as I started looking around, etc. .seems there may not be a real good reason to spend an extra $400 bucks. . .

    I use my machine 8-10 hours a day for work and play, few hours a day of pretty heavy VMWare usage (demoing/coding some intensive db apps), ILife, Photoshop Elements, a little gaming and a lot of airplane travel.

    Any thoughts here?
  2. P90Xfit macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    I like the 08, but to me the "glossy" screen was the thing for me. I thought I would hate the keyboard and trackpad, but I was WRONG. I love the keyborad and track pad. Another thing, Don't hold me to this, but I read once OS X SL comes out, you could run the two GPU in SLI. Not 100% sure about that, you will have to read up on that.

    On top of all that, the black around the screen is cool. :D

    for $400 is a lot of dough though so, comes down to if you have the money.
  3. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    If it ain't broke, you're not tryin. (bonus points if you know)

    I upgraded from the Santa Rosa 2.4 to the 2.53 15in ready-made configuration. In all honesty, its not a significant performance difference unless you're doing 3d rendering or intensive gaming, and even then its negligible. Sure it gets like a 600 on the 3dmark, but what does that really mean real world?

    If you're comfortable with what you have, stick with it.

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