Upgrade from 2.16 MBPC2D to Unibody MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brainsurgeon, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. brainsurgeon macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,
    Just wanted to get your thoughts on whether or not I should upgrade my current laptop. I currently use a 15" (matte) 2.16 MBPC2D with 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, and a 30" ACD.

    99% of the time, I mainly use my MBP for the following:

    Web surfing (including watching YouTube videos)
    iTunes (music and movies)
    MS Office (for papers, data processing, and presentations)
    Skype (video conferencing)

    The new MBPs are gorgeous; however, as a resident - I'd prefer to spend the money to upgrade only if there are significant gains to be had in terms of performance/user experience.

    Do you guys think that I would benefit greatly from upgrading to a 2.4 ghz unibody MBP at this time? Or am I better off waiting for future revisions for the time being...

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. RITZFit macrumors 65816

    RITZFit

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    Do you need a faster laptop? I doubt your maxing that 2.16 w/ just iTunes safari and some word prosessing. Sounds like you want something new... Is the spent money worth it?
     
  3. alexbates macrumors 65816

    alexbates

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    I would wait for future updates. I also have the 2.16GHz and feel no need to upgrade. I will probably get a new MBP in about 3 years when they come out with new models.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    It doesn't sound like you are pushing your current machine so I'd hold off if I were you.
     
  5. brainsurgeon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the comments, guess I'm just suffering from Mac envy living next door to an Apple store and seeing those new shiny unibody MBPs on a daily basis. Will hold off on upgrading until a more compelling need arises. Thanks again!
     

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