$1299 2009 15"MBP vs. $1699 2010 15"MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dklimma, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. dklimma macrumors newbie

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    So last Friday, I decided to finally buy a clearance 15" low-end MBP for $1299, $400 off of the original MSRP at my university. I still haven't opened the package yet as I am now considering to return it for the upgraded 2010 15" MBP for $1699 at student discount price. Is the upgrade CPU/GPU/Battery Life upgrade worth it?

    I'm not much of a gamer, but I will be playing Starcraft 2 once it comes out. Other than that, I will be using my MBP for basic stuff like word/excel, internet/email, photo editing, online poker, etc.

    Although I think I got a reasonably good deal on my old 15" MBP, do you guys think it is it worth it to pay $400 extra for the new 15"? Is the 9400M graphics card good enough for SC2? I also plan on keeping my MBP until the end of its lifespan as I did with my 6 year old Powerbook...

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. secretanchitman macrumors 6502

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    yes. the geforce 330m is a hell of a lot better than the 9400m. also, it will be a lot more futureproof, considering you have core i5, a decent discrete gpu, and a slightly better battery :)
     
  3. mrgiapanta macrumors regular

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    or why not save $200 by going new base 13" Macbook Pro? Don't like smaller screen?
     
  4. dklimma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've considered that too but I'd rather have the larger 15" for playing SC2:)
     
  5. ttran88 macrumors regular

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    When does SC2 come out? I haven't played sc is a very very long time. zergling rush for the win!
     
  6. dklimma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    From what blizzard has been saying, sometime this month..

    and yes, zergling rushes were sweet
     

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