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

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

  1. dklimma macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2010
    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...


  2. secretanchitman macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2007
    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

    Apr 5, 2010
    OC, California
    or why not save $200 by going new base 13" Macbook Pro? Don't like smaller screen?
  4. dklimma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2010
    I've considered that too but I'd rather have the larger 15" for playing SC2:)
  5. ttran88 macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    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

    Apr 18, 2010
    From what blizzard has been saying, sometime this month..

    and yes, zergling rushes were sweet

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