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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jun 29, 2007
    orange county, ca
    1.5ghz powerbook g4, 1gb RAM, radeon mobility 9700, combo drive
    powerbook lcd cracked! repair or buy a macbook pro?
    ok, so i dropped my aluminum powerbook today (which sucked real bad, btw), and was wondering whether i should drop $350 and replace the screen myself or whether i should just get a new macbook pro.

    my powerbook is a 1.5ghz g4 with 1gb RAM, the regular combo drive, and dvi (not dual-link, though). i do a lot of photography (digital and film) and digital imaging (it's my major at school), so a newer computer would really help.

    if i were to get a macbook pro, i'd have two options:

    option 1:

    2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    8x double-layer SuperDrive
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 128MB SDRAM
    new LED-backlit LCD

    option 2:

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    6x SuperDrive
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    older CCFT-backlit LCD

    so, basically, slightly slower with the new screens or slightly faster with the older screens? (if i were to get a MBP).


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    Member Since
    May 13, 2007
    Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz, 160 GB at 7200rpms 4GB ram...iPhone 3G
    Option 1

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    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2006
    15" Macbook Pro, 2 GBs Ram, 250gb My Book, 500gb Lacie,40gb 3rd Gen ipod,60gb ipod video
    Considering the work you do with it I would go with option 2 based solely on the fact that you would have more video ram. Although I'm not sure about the performance differences of both cards, I don't imagine the nvidia card being a dramatic leap forward. Doing that kind of work you have to work on a desk with a mouse etc and wont get to enjoy the power savings from the newer led screen. (From my experience at least, as I do the same work)

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