Faster, lighter, longer.


I scored a new MacBook Pro yesterday. It's a 2013 MacBook Pro 13" with Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD disk space. It is an absolute beast, yet weighs just about 3-pounds. To say it's amazing would be an understatement.


I fondly recall the day I purchased my "old" MacBook Pro - it seemed as though that thing would last a lifetime, and it really has - almost 5-years to the day...

Truth be told, the overall tech specs aren't that much different between the two. The old one was a 15.4" MacBook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. It works great, but it was time for an upgrade.

The new MacBook Pro, with its shnazzy SSD hard drive (all flash-based; no moving parts), screams. There's no waiting for anything - cold boot is nearly instantaneous, apps open within a second or two, and the thing runs with ridiculous efficiency - never gets warm, and the battery life is insane - 10+ hours on a charge.

Photos and descriptions won't do the new machine any justice; it's just too cool for words, but I'll try... Here it is, side-by-side with the old MacBook Pro:

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Left: Old MacBook Pro Right: New

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Left: Old Right: New

So... like I said, nothing that blogs real sexy-like, but trust me when I say that the new machine is awesome. I've been using it non-stop since 7:30am, and I'm showing 71% battery life remaining...

I will be selling my old MacBook Pro. For anyone who's interested, it's not a bad machine - here are brief specs/info. I'm asking $500 for it (damaged ones are selling on eBay for $250; ones without the new battery, upgrades, extra power supply, sleeve, screen protector, or original packaging are selling for $500 - $650).

- Late 2008 15.4" MacBook Pro Unibody
- Intel Core 2 duo 2.4GHz
- Upgraded to 4GB of RAM
- Upgraded to 320GB 7200rpm SATA drive
- Dual nVidia graphics chipsets
- Brand new NewerTech extra-capacity battery (purchased in September of 2013)
- Includes two (2) 85-watt Magsafe adapters ($80 each)
- Includes Tom Bihn vertical sleeve & screen protector
- Runs OS X 10.9 - Mavericks & is current with all updates
- No visible damage or problems, although battery life is shorter thanks to Mavericks (known issue within Apple; working to resolve)

Ping me if you're interested in it, or might know of someone who would be.

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