17" mbp mc846ll/a

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  1. PuckDaddy macrumors regular

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    2.8ghz i7 / Matte / GT330
    a local retailer has these going on sale for the tax-free weekend for hundreds less than you can get them from the refurb store.
    these were released in April 2010. I'm curious as to how these stack up against current gen models, and any pro/ cons anyone can think of

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  3. PuckDaddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    no coding or heavy computational work

    photography / video editing / light gaming / typical web / .xls stuff/ 1080p

    currently have a 2011 Air, but am concerned I'll be bottlenecked at some point.
     
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    I didn't list the price, not sure if that's allowed here
     
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    That 2010 MBP will do fine, and if you get bottle-necked you can always upgrade to an SSD and more RAM later.

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    I was also looking at the 17" 2.8ghz i7 and thought wow WHAT A DAMN GOOD PRICE FOR THAT CPU!.After some digging found out that apparantly the 2.0Ghz got double the score of the 2.8ghz.I honestly was dumbfounded but realised that 2010 macs were out of the question.HOPE I HELPED!
     
  8. orangepeel macrumors member

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    The 2010 mbp isn't that much faster then the 2011 air. Why not look into a imac? The huge 27" screen will make video editing/photo's a dream.
     
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  10. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Would your local retailer ship out to customers in other states? :confused: I'm interested as I'm kinda tempted by the price for a 17" MBP with a matte screen. :eek:
     
  11. PuckDaddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I doubt it. you could walk into their store though
     
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    the benchmark speed from this unit to the 2011 models is quite a bit slower, not sure real-world usage would really show this though.

    don't get me wrong, this 2011 Air is a very nice piece of kit.

    but a 17" Pro with ExpressCard / dedicated GPU / RAM upgrade / AG screen / etc. are nice options to have.
    I just have to decide if the $1500 (and no tax) is a good enough deal to jump on instead of holding off for Ivy Bridge / MBP re-design
     

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