2009 MBP vs 2010 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shakenbake158, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Shakenbake158 macrumors member

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    Okay I am going to buy my first mac here in a couple days, and I don't know what one I should buy. I found a used 2009 MBP for $700, and a 2010 Macbook Pro for $800. Is the 2010 version worth the extra $100? What one should I get, again this is my first mac, so this is partly just a way for me to try out OSX, I am also looking at some Macbook Airs, and white macbooks. Thanks for looking
     
  2. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    look harder you might find a 2011 for 800-900! I saw a brand new 2011 mbp 13' for 1000!
     
  3. dba415 macrumors 6502

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    I think it's worth the extra dough. Better battery life and better graphics card.
     
  4. Shakenbake158 thread starter macrumors member

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    You can get a refurbished 2011 Macbook from Apple for $929.
     
  5. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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  7. Shakenbake158 thread starter macrumors member

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    The 13" model.
     
  8. Mersailios macrumors regular

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    I'd recommend the 2010 13-inch MacBook Pro for a few reasons:
    • The processor is slightly faster.
    • The graphics processing unit is more powerful.
    • More memory and hard disk space.
    Keep in mind that this is based on the stock configuration of both the 2009 and 2010 entry level MacBook Pro; you'd be likely to get more life out of the 2010 model simply because it is more powerful.

    Do you know what the specifications are of the two specific computers that you are looking at?
     
  9. Shakenbake158 thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I actually just decided to get the new 2011 Macbook Pro, it comes out to about $1000 refurbished on Apple.
     
  10. Mersailios macrumors regular

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    Not a bad idea at all, as you'll be getting a great bang for your buck plus a full warranty on the computer.
     
  11. Badrottie Suspended

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    You made the right decision. Steve Jobs is proud of you!
     

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