Last-generation MacBook Pros: Get 'em while you can

Last-generation MacBook Pros: Get 'em while you can

Summary: FireWire is the hot topic right now on some discussion boards, since Apple left it off the just-released lines of MacBook. However, you're looking at buying a new MacBook and if you think FireWire could be important to your workflow, perhaps check out the discount prices for the last-generation MacBook Pro.

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FireWire is the hot topic right now on some discussion boards, since Apple decided to leave it off the just-released lines of MacBook. However, you're looking at buying a new MacBook and if you think FireWire could be important to your workflow, check out the discount prices for the last-generation MacBook Pro.

On Amazon, an Apple MacBook Pro MB133LL/A 15.4-inch Laptop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive) costs $1,594.00 with free shipping. But wait, that's not all! There's a $150 rebate.

So, the price is a bit less than the current MacBook but you don't get the solid aluminum construction, more-efficient and faster graphics chip and bigger hard drive. However, you do get a much bigger screen, card slot and that FireWire port.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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  • Just when most PC ship with Firewire

    Apple discontinues it on one of their lines, go figure?
    GoPower
    • That irony wasn't lost on me either. :) (nt)

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      NonZealot
  • RE: Last-generation MacBook Pros: Get 'em while you can

    You can get previous generation MB Pro from Apple refurbished store for $1,349 - the same one referred to in the original post.

    It doesn't ship in the original box, with all accessories and DVDs, and it's covered with the same Apple warranty as the new one and Apple Care can be purchased. I had a Apple refurb PowerBook and now the said MB Pro I bought in August.

    The only issue I had was malfunctioning speaker (a widely reported fault) which was fixed within 48 hours under warranty.
    kitko
  • And .... you get a decent non glossy screen.

    And on top of it all, you get a non glossy screen. Which is
    probably even more important than the firewire in the end.
    rhon@...