Upgraded from Santa Rosa (2007) to Haswell (2013) MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bra34b, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. bra34b macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2011
    My 15" 2.4GHz Santa Rosa still works, the battery only lasts about 30 minutes, so I thought it was time to upgrade. Very happy with the new machine:

    Apple MacBook Pro
    15-inch: 2.0GHz
    with Retina display
    2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage1
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  2. Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  4. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2008
    nice! the santa rosa mbp was my first mac. my haswell rmbp is my 4th. must be quite the jump in performance going from that model.
  5. bra34b, Nov 10, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2013

    bra34b thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2011
    Once again, it's a pleasure to use my computer. Everything is just so smooth and cool. The Santa Rosa got very warm and the Haswell remains completely cool. It's nice to have a working battery too. PS3 Media Server works without any hiccups. The SSD hard drive is fast and the retina screen is amazing. I was using my iPhone even while at home because of the retina screen, not anymore.
  6. the caveman macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    The 2007 santa rosa was my first mac and thats when registered on here. It is still rocking although it is mainly a netflix machine for wife.
  7. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I still remember when Santa Rosa was sate of the art and I was waiting (and ultimately bought) the Penryn model. Those computers really burned your legs and were pretty problematic especially with the Nvidia graphics cards.
  8. hexblot macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Will be getting my very own 13" rMBP soon, to replace my (relatively) ancient-but-still-working-sufficiently-well RevA early 2008 MBA. I can certainly feel the excitement here :)

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