How to handle the new Macbook Pro?

Posted by avatarErik last updated February 26, 2008 at 10:13 am

Apple has released the latest Macbook Pro with some notable improvements:

  • 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processors
  • Macbook Air style large, multi-touch trackpad
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPU

source: http://gizmodo.com/360753/macbook-pro-now-with-penryn-processors-multitouch-trackpad

Ok, so here's my issue. I want to update the wiki with the new information, but I'm not sure to either A) updated the existing Macbook Pro report, or B) create a new Macbook Pro report, and support some sort of versioning (gen1, gen2, etc..) This is a fairly common with other products like this (Apple is annoying for not update model numbers and names, IMO)

A) Update

Pros:

  • aggregates common information into one report
  • less work
  • don't have to worry about coming up with artificial titling convention

Cons:

  • can be confusing (which macbook are we talking about?)
  • we're combining legacy, out-of-date information with the latest, up-to-datest
  • linking to reviews, images can be confusing

B) New

Pros:

  • maps more closely to how the "real" world works (the new macbook pro is different than previous)
  • reviews, gallery, comments are specific to the specific generation of product

Cons:

  • more work
  • less reuse of common information across reports

Suggestions? I lean in favour of creating a new report in this case. The form factor has changed enough to make it worthy of a new page.