What are you replacing when you get a revised MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chrisb46, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. chrisb46 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    To all those people who

    a) are replacing a Mac and aren't still currently stuck on Windows
    b) have something vaguely "nice"

    PITY ME! Dell Inspiron 5150, four and a half years old, EIGHT POUNDS!


    A big, heavy, ugly old lump that unfortunately still works, so I'm waiting for the revised MBP to replace it.

    Anyone better that for age / cruddiness?
  2. mynameismatt89 macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2005
    Replacing an iBook G4 1.42 GHz and 768 MB of Ram. Not as bad as a friend of mine who's iBook is less than 1 GHz and 256 MB of Ram. Common MacBook Pro!
  3. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Memphis, TN
  4. SystemZERO macrumors newbie


    Dec 7, 2007
    2.8 ghz Pentium D Dell XPS desktop. It's not terrible, but boy would I love a Macbook pro a whole lot more.
  5. BrittQ macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    I'm replacing the same machine. Had it for the same amount of time too.
  6. Paix247 macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2006
    White MacBook Core2Duo 2.0GHz

    When the iPhone came out, I sold my original Core Duo MBP and got an iPhone + MacBook, but I want the Pro back! :cool:
  7. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
    I'll be replacing my 2002 (now 6 years) Evesham Pentium 4, 2.8gz desktop PC

    I can't wait to use an up-to-date machine!!!!

    let alone a mac... :D
  8. Ryox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2007
    It'll take the place of my 12" PB as my primary laptop.
    I'll probably still use my 12" now and then.
  9. marklight macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    The 867mhz Powerbook G4.

    Yea I really can't even watch movies on this thing anymore so I'm pretty pumped to upgrade...
  10. matperk macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    upgrading my MBP (top one in specs). I looked on apple's site and the benchmarks say that the current models are 73% faster than the 2.16, and i only have the 2.0! Looking forward to that kind of speed!
  11. bayol05 macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I am updating this exact same older MacBook Pro.
  12. pna macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2005
    I suspect you know this, but Apple's benchmarks are notoriously cherry-picked to represent best-case scenarios, and rarely correspond to real-world gains that you would notice. Unless you have some software that you know is going to take advantage of the particular benchmarked improvement they've posted, don't expect anything near that kind of improvement. More noticeable gains are almost always felt by upgrading the hard drive speed, adding more ram, etc, than moving from one revision of a machine to the next.
  13. esvee macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    A highly modded pentium4 3Ghz with 2.5gb of ram I first built in 2003.
    Overclocked to 3.4
    Painted chassis
    2 line LCD display on the front of the case
    Had a 5900 ultra at one time

    Its been upgraded quite a few times, and then the disaster happened.

    Around this time last year, one of my radiator fittings corroded and snapped off (completely my fault, water cooling is great, but I put together a frankenstein of a system) and poured an inert cooling fluid into my computer at 80 gallons per hour.

    Since then I've had several major crashes, never lost any data (I fix pcs for a living, so this wasnt an issue), but came damn close, learned to backup constantly, lost two graphics cards, ghetto rigged a regular air cooling system, my usb ports dont work all the time, seems the cooling fluid caused corrosion everywhere, the side of my case is constantly off because things like to stop working so frequently it makes more sense to have it off, and doing intensive graphics work makes me fear for my life because I cant tell you how many days worth of hard labor I've lost when this thing just turned itself off.

    Been waiting for a mbp since august, and I made sure to have the money by macworld. I did, but didnt get a mbp.

    I need a new computer. Bad.
  14. tanjacob macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Getting a MBP to replace my Dell XPS M1210 from July 2006. The Dell will go to my brother for general use (desktop died a few months ago), playing Warcraft and WOW, etc. The GeForce Go 7400 card in it will do nicely.
  15. mediumofmeaning macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    I will be taking my fairy-tale non-existent MBP and replacing it with an all new, top of the line imaginary MBP.
  16. matperk macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Yeah, I know they are. But it makes me feel better about spending that kind of cash. :eek:

    I am going to start doing a lot more work in Final Cut Studio and I think that'll be a pretty good boost in speed. Plus, from what i've seen, virtualization has a great boost in speed. At this point, running a VM really slows down my system, even with low resources allocated.
  17. Koolio27 macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2008
    Somerville, MA (Boston)
    Powerbook G4 1Ghz (Al)....and my P4 1.8Ghz custom/self-built Vista PC.
  18. El Phantasmo macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2005
    i'll hopefully be replacing my iMca/iBook combo (see signature) with a revised MBP... haven't decided on 17 vs 15 :rolleyes:
  19. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    I will be replacing my current SR MBP 2.4GHz Machine :) Because I have to have the latest and greatest.

    I will be selling it here for a significantly reduced price
  20. chrisb46 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    Ok, I think you definitely win :)
  21. djellison macrumors 68020

    Feb 2, 2007
    Pasadena CA
    1.83 Ghz C2D MB with Combo-Drive (upgraded to 2 gig + 250 GB WD drive )

    With two chunks of missing palm rest, and dreadful creaking hinges.
  22. hayduke macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2005
    is a state of mind.
    PB G4 1.67GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB Drive.

    I think the upgrade should feel nice under my fingertips.
  23. ajx22 macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    Honolulu (Hawai'i Kai), Hawai'i
    My dying 3.0GHz P4 / 2G RAM - HP Pavilion zv5000 laptop

    Still awaiting the revision specs (resolution) to decide if it will be the fastest proc in the 15" or 17" model though.
  24. chrisb46 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    I may be sick of the size and ugliness, but I have been impressed with what a trusty machine it's been, especially considering what I paid. So I shouldn't be too mean to it :)
  25. macthille macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2007
    First generation MacBook here.
    It's working fine despite the problems I've had with it (random shutdowns && logic board replacement / yellow top case and weird mousebutton (replaced) && melting power cord that sparked a bit (lucky me I was there at the moment) && dead fan (replaced it myself)).
    It's a fine computer now, the screen is a bit dark and the battery dies after 30-45 minutes or so..
    Despite the problems its the best computer I've ever owned, thanks to OS X.

    Looking forward to a new MBP! I wish it won't make me crazy with hardware problems =)

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