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MB 2009 against MBP 2008...please help me decide! Desktop Synthesizers
Old 19th February 2012
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MB 2009 against MBP 2008...please help me decide!

Hey,
I have to choose which route to go and I would really appreciate any input

Option 1: MacBook (late 2009) with Intel Core 2 Duo 2,26 GHz processor + upgrade RAM to 8 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3 + swap internal drive for 120 GB SSD

Option 2: MacBook Pro (early 2008) with Intel Core 2 Duo 2,4 GHz processor + 4 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 + swap internal drive for 120 GB SSD

So my question is: obviously the MB can handle more RAM, but the MBP hast the slightly faster processor. I'd guess that the benefit gained through twice the size of RAM would be greater than from 0,14 GHz more processing power, right?

Please advise me!

Best regards,
FTF
Old 19th February 2012
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How much are you going to be paying for either of those?

Unless ridiculously cheap - I would answer neither - get a new macbook air if you want a cheap mac laptop - its will be many times faster than any of the above.
Old 19th February 2012
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Thanks for your reply!

I own both of the above already. The only parts I would need would be the SSD and the RAM for the MB, which would cost me about 240 €.

A whole new MacBook is no option for me at the moment :(
Old 20th February 2012
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Old 22nd February 2012
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That's a good argument! I already ordered the RAM and SSD for the MacBook, will report back how it's going
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