which one is better deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by anhhungcodoc, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. anhhungcodoc macrumors newbie

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    i found on craiglist:
    1. macbook aluminum late 2008 base model in perfect condition, brand new battery for $600
    2. macbook pro 2010, still under warranty, base model in perfect condition too for $750. but i have to drive 2 hrs to pick it up

    which one is better deal?
     
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  5. anhhungcodoc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just found out there r dents on the 2010 so i guess im going with the 2008. is there much different between the 2 models ?
     
  6. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Main differences:
    * GPU
    * Screen Quality
    * FireWire Port
    * SD Card Reader
    * Audio/Mic Port
    * Batttery

    GPU:
    * Late 2008 Alu MB - nVIDIA GeForce 9400M Graphics
    * 2010 MBP - nVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics

    Screen Quality:
    * Late 2008 Alu MB - Those with built date before April 2009 features very crappy screens IMHO. The ones built from April 2009 to early June 2009 features the newer & improved screens.
    * 2010 MBP - Very good screen quality

    FireWire Port:
    * Late 2008 Alu MB - Don't have
    * 2010 MBP - Have

    SD Card Reader:
    * Late 2008 Alu MB - Don't have it built in
    * 2010 MBP - Have it built in

    Audio/Mic Port:
    * Late 2008 Alu MB - Separate, one for each
    * 2010 MBP - Combo, one for both

    Battery:
    * Late 2008 Alu MB - User replaceable
    * 2010 MBP - Non-user replaceable, but longer battery life
     
  7. McGiord macrumors 601

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    The late 2008 have crappy battery life even it is a new one.
    Why the 2010 is priced so low? Doesn't sound right to me. Can you have it check at a local Apple Store before paying for it?
     
  8. anhhungcodoc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the seller gave me the serial # and it is confirmed mid 2009 model. so $750 is a decent deal rite? is the 2009 battery user replacable and last long enough?
     

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