Who's switching there MBP from Santa Rosa to Penryn

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  1. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    just sold my 2.4 mbp santa rosa and buying a 2.5 mbp penryn. Who here has switched from a santa rosa mbp to the new one?...and are you happy you did?
     
  2. Vedhead macrumors member

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    pretty sure they are both santa rosa machines...penryn is the processor inside the santa rosa chipset...montevina is the next chipset update coming later this year...

    ...so, the answer would be, nobody has.
     
  3. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Done. The only reason I did it is because I didn't want my 2.2 to lose too much value before montevina. I'm going to sell this one again right before June.
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Now I can see why there are so many recycled computers in the world. Find another hobby dude, you don't need to change computers every 6 months, that's really extreme.
     
  5. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    still using my core duo 2.0Ghz MBP 15". First model released, it's over 2 yrs old now... still cranks too.

    Will probably upgrade later this year. would be nice if there was a high-res 15" display coming...
     
  6. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    you guys are treating your MBPs as if they were cellphones..
    oh well, if you're just surfing the net anyway..
    then it won't be hard and tedious to transfer any files at all every six months:D:D
     
  7. steve31 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wanted the extra gpu ram and the battery power....thats why I am going to upgrade.
     
  8. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Well if I'm making money in the process can you blame me? :D
     
  9. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    APPLE is definitely happy to have you as one of its customers! :D
     
  10. steve31 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree:D I never claimed it was a smart move!!!:eek: lol.. just wanted to see if I am alone in this move.
     
  11. HLdan macrumors 603

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    No, not at all especially if upgrading is not going to cost you anything but how can you be making money on outdated hardware?
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    just crazy

    i keep my computers for a looong time

    i thought it was too soon to go from 1ghz g4 to cd 2 ghz at the time
     
  13. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Nope, dont really see any real reason too. The multitouch trackpad was the best upgrade imo, but not worth the loss I would take if I sold this one.
     
  14. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    same here, no major reason to upgrade.
    the bump wasn't really good enough
     
  15. Westsider 4 Mac macrumors regular

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    Wow

    I tend to keep my laptops til they die as well as you can see from my signature...:apple:
     
  16. Winglet macrumors regular

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    I agree with not changing computers every 6 months. This is a perfect example of our society today, everything is disposable. It's no wonder there is so much credit card debt and mortgage defaulting in the US.

    I keep most of my computers for 4-5 years and make do, not because I can't afford to replace them every 6 months, but because the money used to buy them doesn't grow on trees!
     
  17. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    wish i can do what you're doing..
    somehow i feel a bond with the things i buy..
    that's why it's hard for me to upgrade..
    because i don't sell the last one
     
  18. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    dont you mean switched from core2duo to penryn?

    you still have santa rosa
     
  19. wildwobby macrumors member

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    That doesn't make sense either.

    Penryn is a Core 2 Duo.

    Correct terminology would be Merom to Penryn.
     
  20. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    at the end of the day..
    the one with the shiniest and brightest.. also has the highest credit card bills:D
     
  21. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

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    Or the best looking car in the parking lot and the best paying job.:p
     
  22. steve31 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just trying to help you guys out with your US dollar by supporting a US company....LOL:p In six months $1 can=$2 US......just kidding. But we still have NO iPhone...:eek:
     
  23. RichL macrumors 6502

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    How much can you sell a SR MBP for anyway? I have what's in my signature.

    *ponders Penryn

    -Rich L.
     
  24. James L macrumors 6502a

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    Nope... makes no sense to me to jump from one generation to the next. The real life gains will be insignificant.

    I upgrade my laptop every 3 years.
     

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