Advice on MB Pro purchase

Started Apr 21, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Neal Hood
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Advice on MB Pro purchase
Apr 21, 2010

I like the new MB Pro 13" model as its small with a long battery life. This makes a nice traveling companion and, at home I would simply run a larger 24" monitor on it. But, I have a friend who will sell me his one or two generation old MB Pro 15" model for $750. This unit has 4MB ram, 160 HD, Core 2 Duo, 8600M graphics.

I am very tempted to go with the older MB Pro 15" since it seems like a good deal, even with battery life that stinks along with it being a heavier machine.

I can afford either. My question is, is there something that the new MB Pro 13" will do that would make it the favored purchase? Or is it a flip of the coin, since they are both Core 2 Duo?

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