My MBP is about an year and a half old, which is nothing for say, a car.. but meaningful for computers. Since then I’ve upgraded memory (to 3gb) and HD (to a hitashi 200gb 7200rpm). But there’s nothing more I can do: memory is limited to 3gb on my MBP generation. Processor is non-”upgradable”.
Mine is 2.33 GHz. On Apple store there’s a 2.5 and 2.6 (add $250) ghz models – doesn’t seem much of an upgrade for the investment. Getting one with equivalent configuration (plus hi-def screen) will cost me $3,299.00 CAD – IMHO a lot of money for no substantial gain. And there’s always that feeling that once you buy it, next morning Apple is going to announce its new MBP line.
James seems to be doing the same research. He liked the T500. Well, MS gave me that very laptop. It is fast but also has like a hundred leds blinking on your face. Small screen that affects my productivity. The keyboard has extra keys – and to make room for them, they slightly re-positioned the other ones. The “keyboard light” is a joke. Seriously, seems like a feature that was pushed when the computer was already on the production line. As I end up carrying two laptops up and down everyday I got the permission to use my personal computer on the corporate network and return the t500.
I guess the only way out – without significant loss – is to sell my current MBP and then buy a new one. Anyone in vancouver/richmond area interested in mine? Bids are open :-)