I was putting off the Macbook purchase last year until the new ones were released, but now that I've seen what the new line has to offer, the old line still has a special allure. Any opinions out there?
New ones do bring advancements that are nice such as the better graphics cards and such. They're also lighter (I might have made that up) and thinner so that is also a plus. That being said, if I personally had to choose between the old and the new, I would go with old. I say this because I've got the sleek aluminumness of the Air so I want for the old body style.
Right now I don't run any memory/graphic intensive programs, but only because i don't have the hardware to support them - so it's a little hard to say. Would you recommend this over the other MBP refurb I showed you?
everything's a little bit better in that one... not any one HUGE difference. Processor, graphics, memory, etc. Probably even battery life.
The other advantage to the new unibodies is that they make it very easy to replace your hard drive... so much so that i'm sure you could manage it yourself if you needed to outside of a warranty. The old models you pretty much have to disassemble.
I would say go with the new MacBook. After having both, I hate using my old one compared to the new one. Once you learn all the trackpad commands and things like that, it's really nice. The quality of the new one is great compared to the old one, too.
These are all my personal opinions, btw.
Remember that the air is slower, and has less memory. It is just thinner and lighter.
The Pro has pretty much everything, excellent graphics, lots of memory, fast processor, but considering it's price tag is much more than the MB/A you might not need all that I just listed depending on what you do with your computer.
Hey - I offered to Phil, but it's good to you too - if you're interested. I bought my blackbook 2 weeks before the refresh if you're interested. Still have the box and all original parts. Not pushing to upgrade/sell, but if either of you guys are interested, shoot me a PM or email (or text).