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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 21, 2009
    2009 Unibody Macbook Poly
    Greetings all,

    I am new to the mac world as well as this forum. I recently bought a macbook aluminum (late 2008), but some defect got me a new deal from the store manager. He asked me if i wanted to exchange my defective macbook for option 1) the new poly macbook 2009 that was just released a few days ago, or 2) macbook pro aluminum

    both as baseline models and has almost identical specs.


    I decided to take a loss here. I chose the White Macbook Unibody 2009. Althought i loved my aluminum laptop so much and was so happy to get a new one, let alone that it was a pro model, but the problem was, i know there are a few issues with it. I had it for a few days i know its pretty heavy, its also pretty slippery. The casing is very sensible to scratches and damage such as dents. Overall too delicate. The white macbook on the other hand is a newer model for one, and 2 i really dont need anything like SD card or FIREWIRE. i am just a websurfer, you know? I know i am stupid for not getting the more expensive model, but seriously, the macbook in my hands for 3 days, in the sleeve has already suffered tremedous amount of damage and scratches from the edge of the desk to the zippers of the sleeves. So im going with the safer choice here.

    Thanks for listening, hope that helps some of you take the PLUNGE!!!!


  2. #2

    Themuskr's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 05, 2009
    15" MBP UNI C2D 2.53 4gb
    sounds like you made the best choice. You got the best thing for YOUR needs. functionality over looks.. i
    Macbook Pro 15" 2.53 C2D - OSX SL and Win 7 professional

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    Strukt's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 14, 2008
    rMBP 15" / 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB
    CPU Speed, Specs, RAM, HD Space is not the holy grail all the time. It seems like you made a good choice and I will use the same argument when my spouse needs a new laptop.

    She just surfs the web, listen to music and adding some photos in iphoto. This type of usage doesnt need that much horsepower.

    Buy the computer that fits your needs. There is no reason to overkill.
    My Blog: Apple Laptops

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    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Logical choice, I would think. Good for you.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Oct 21, 2009
    thanks all, believe me! i was at the store, STONED when they said they would replace it with a new unit. When the choice was brought upon me, i really wanted to cry because i truly liked everything about the macbook pro aluminum!!!! and its a major upgrade for me too. Initially i bought the macbook aluminum from for about 899 after rebate. so....u gain some you lose some.

    I just decided to create this post, because i see alot of people wondering which one to get.

    Just pick the one you are most comfortable with, not asthetically.

    I been a 15 year PC USER!!! now proud owner of a mac!!!


  6. #6

    Member Since
    Feb 10, 2008
    Dallas, but school in Arkansas
    15" MBP 2.2 2GB
    Awesome! I think they look awesome, and seem extremely functional as well.. Very cool!
    15 inch MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo w/ 3GB ram and 160GB 7200 RPM HDD.
    Apple OS-X Snow Leopard / Boot Camp - Windows XP

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    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    Seems like you'll be much happier with the plastic Macbook.

    June 2007
    July 2009

  8. #8

    Member Since
    Oct 06, 2009
    15" MBP 2.53, 4gigs RAM, 250hd
    is it the newer macbook that came out yesterday?

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    DanFlan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 27, 2009
    15 Inch MacBook Pro. 2.4 GHz. 2GB RAM. 250GB Hardrive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Attimus View Post
    is it the newer macbook that came out yesterday?
    Yes, he was referring to the new one. Released on Tuesday I believe.
    "60% of the time it works, every time."
    - Brian Fantana

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