What's the difference between Macbook Pro from 07 and 08?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SoulReal, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. SoulReal macrumors newbie

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    I am buying a Macbook Pro and I found that the 2007 edition is much cheaper. I could not figure out what the differences were other than processor speed, both of which are good. Can anybody help me understand this? Thanks.
     
  2. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    slight speed bump. and stress on "slight". that is all.
     
  3. Cymbal macrumors newbie

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    The 2008 MacBook Pro's also have the multi-touch trackpad, as well as larger hard drive sizes and the Penryn processors.
     
  4. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    If you found a good deal on the last gen one... I say grab it! Awesome machines since Santa Rosa, all are pretty cool (temp) and very fast! Unless you really love the multi-touch trackpad or need the little bit of extra speed, which most of us honestly don't, then go for it!
     
  5. SoulReal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bid on and won a 2.2 g macbook pro on ebay for $1,400. Not sure if that is a really good deal but what is done is done. I guess I could always resale it and hope I get my money back. Any thoughts if that is a good deal.

    Thanks for all the feedback. It does seem to be a better deal to go with the 2.2g
     
  6. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    assuming its in good shape thats a great deal! Congrats! $600 off the new price! Hope you enjoy it!
     
  7. drossad macrumors regular

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    As the previous people said, the only differences are slight power bumps with the Penryn chip, multi-touch trackpad, bigger hard drives. I just bought the last generation MBP 2.4 GHz brand new on clearance a month ago with an education discount for $1699. (Originally $2500) I love it! Could've paid $1799 for a current one, but I only had a limited amount of money and so I figured i'd spend the extra $100 bucks to boost my RAM to 4GB.

    I'd say you got a great deal if it's in good shape. Way to be!
     
  8. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    touché
     
  9. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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    I also just bought a 2007 Santa Rosa for £800 with 2 years warranty.

    Differences are smaller harddrive, a 128mb graphics card rather than 256mb, no multitouch trackpad and also it might come with Tiger.

    Still, for an effective 35% discount I think I did good.
     

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