What to buy? Old MPB or New MB

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sir Nycho, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Sir Nycho macrumors newbie

    Sir Nycho

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    Hey guys!

    I'm on the verge of buying a Mac.
    I will be buying an old MPB or the new MB (2.4Ghz)

    These are the specs of the old MBP:
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.4Ghz, Nvidia 8600GT 265MB, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 200GB HD, Apple MacOS 10.5
    But I heard that there were some problems with that 8600GT. But I didn't really quite get what the problem was?

    I would love the bigger screen, but if the gpu is too much of a pain in the ass I would rather go for te new MB.

    I'll be using it for school work (writing papers and stuff), surfing the internet and photoshop.
    I won't be gaming!

    So I guess my question really is: Do I need to worry about that GPU, or can I just go ahead and buy that MBP?

    Thanks!

    PS: I'm new to Mac and to this forum, so please be a bit gentle on me :D.
    If you have any questions, please ask!
     
  2. Andyee85 macrumors member

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    I was in the same dilemma as you, but found a great deal on the early 08 MBP (specs in my sig.) for 1199, and I couldn't pass it up. Reading some of the other forums I saw some have had no problems and other have gotten it repaired only for it to fail again. I say if you get a good deal, go for it, and use the extra money for applecare.

    hope it helped a little.
     
  3. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    GET the MBP! its a little bit better than the MB and also you got the bigger screen(you said photoshop) if you happen to get a f#d up GPU just send it abck to apple! :D
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Agreed. Unless you're obsessed with the unibody style, the MBP is the way to go.
     
  5. Sir Nycho thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sir Nycho

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    I like the unibody, no doubt about that, but it is not enough of argument to make me buy the new MB.

    I guess I'll buy the MBP. Should be able to pick it up next saturday :)
     

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