13-Inch 2.3 GHz 2011 MacBook Pro Unboxing, Geekbench and Gaming (HD Video)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacHead04, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. MacHead04 macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the nice words on the last videos. I got a few videos up on the new 13" MacBook Pro Core i5 2.3 GHz as well (Stock 4GB 320GB HDD) and thought you guys would like to check em out.


    13" Unboxing & Hands On

    13" Core i5: Benchmarked (Geekbench 64 bit & HD Video Export)

    Gaming Vids

    Bootup vs 15" Quad-Core 15" 2.3GHz Core i7


    If you missed any of the 15" Videos I got a few as well!

    15" Quad-Core 2.3GHz Unboxing

    Facetime HD Video Quality Test:

    15" Quad-Core 2.3GHz 64 Bit Geekbench & HD Export
  2. AppleGoat, Feb 26, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011

    AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2010
    Cool - I just upgraded from last year's model. It was a tough and debatable decision. Kinda treacherous, as I type this very response on the computer from which I'm upgrading.

    I noticed you advised not to go with the i7 in the 13" model -- well, you said that it wasn't necessarily worth the money. A discrepancy of like 600-800 in the benchmarks, but I do recall vividly when such a disparity was meaningful. After all, my sis' 2006 first generation, white, Core Duo MacBook was about that many points less than the 2010 13" Macbook I'm replacing. Amazing the advancements Intel has made in the past year, and these figures won't get a chance to level off (well improve incrementally for a while) until we've crossed Ivy Bridge, either later this year or sometime in 2012.

    I plan on holding onto this 2011 baseline 13" for years. Thus, tussled a bit with which option to choose. They made it all too easy last year with the 13". It was either hold off buying or go with the baseline. I couldn't fathom how somebody would shell out an additional 300 for last year's insignifcant Core2Duo increase.
  3. Jarg macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2011
    Huntington, WV
    Found your videos on YouTube yesterday trying to decide if I should get a 13" MBP or not.

    Thanks for the benchmarks and gaming footage. Looks like a great notebook and I will be picking up my first Mac in an hour or so. With everyone focusing on the quad cores in the 15 and 17, I'm glad you took the time to show us what the 13" has to offer.
  4. nowstime macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    Great videos...helped me a lot...

    Just a quick question... I checked out the which MacBook Pro to get video but can't still decide.

    I debating between the highend 15 with HR & AG and 17 AG model (both 2.2GHz). I do need some portability but don't plan to add a second monitor in the near future (the desk will be just too crowded). I love how to 17 AG screen looks...

    is this because of the higher resolution of the 17 or should I get similiar viewing pleasure with the 15 HR AG? When I saw the 17 AG, it was awesome (articles looked so vivid and pictures looked soft - I don't like the contrast on the glossy).

    If I can get similiar screen quality of the 17 from the 15, then my decision would be 15 but not sure...is 17 so so heavy to carry around? (mainly a couple of times a week from home to school and cafes for study).

    Oh...and my wife is debating between the MacBook Air 11 (128GB / 4G) and new MacBook Pro 13 base...I recommended the Pro but she likes the Air...just worried the Air will be outdated pretty soon with the C2D CPU and lack of memory expansion...which one is more future proof?

    Looking forward for new videos~

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