Would you buy this?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HiFiGuy528, Oct 22, 2008.

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Would you get this?

Poll closed Nov 21, 2008.
  1. Yes, it's a good deal for what you get

    16 vote(s)
    72.7%
  2. No, don't buy a soon to be dinosaur

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    I am thinking of a NEW last generation 15" MBP 2.6ghz, 200GB@7200RPM, 2GB RAM, 512MB Nvidia for
    $1900- $200 (MSN Live discount) = $1700 shipped.

    The new model with the same specs will cost over $2500.

    What are your thoughts on getting last gen?

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  2. ~Wibble~ macrumors member

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  3. Atomic Ed macrumors regular

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    Heck ya and it is a much better looking machine than the new ugly ones too.
     
  4. skyton macrumors 6502

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  5. nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    #5
    That question is unintelligible unless you place it in context. You need to consider usage, power, available funds, design, etc.
     
  6. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    At the moment, last gen is only last gen cosmetically to be honest

    Edit: Also, the last gen has been used loads by several customers. In the last batch of last gen mbp's, most problems with them would have been ironed out. But new gen has only just gotten into peoples hands. God knows what problems are yet to arise. I've already seen one about the lid closing too far and pressing the keyboard against the screen.
    I tend to avoid the first lot of newer generation apple products due to this problem, give apple a revision or 2 in order to eliminate any problems
     
  7. sselemit macrumors member

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    be careful that you might get faulty nvidia chip, but in the bright side, it can be fixed with a trip to apple store. U like it, you go for it.
     
  8. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    I thought on the 2.4ghz version were effected.
     
  9. steve31 macrumors 6502a

    steve31

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    Looks like a good deal!!! You wont see much difference between that and the current MBP. With that model I think that you can still buy the Apple care.....I would pick up Apple care if I were you...and later if something is wrong then Apple might replace it with the new 2.8 version. That way your covered.
     
  10. bushbaby macrumors 6502

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    No. All 8600 Nvidia gpus have the bad soldering. Basically all 08 mbps (and some 07s) until or through Sept 08 (Apple has been a little vague on the exact cutoff point). The wording on the support page is misleading - it specifies and then just lists all "early 08" mbps. Other sites have said Apple is defining "early 08" as being pre-glassy screen and "late 08" as the glassy screen mbps.

    Personally, it's not worth $300 to me to have to wait for the card to fail just at the wrong time and then be without. Also, after the 2 years, the resale value is affected.

     
  11. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    Seems a reasonably good deal - unless you just absolutely gotta have the latest model, and willing to spend extra bucks to do so. Personally I'd go new last gen.
     
  12. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Looks like a good deal to me.

    As long as it meets your needs, why not?
     
  13. consumedsoul macrumors regular

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    This was the only reason I went w/ the newer model, I didn't want my resale value affected 2-4 years down the road when I need a new laptop.

     

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