2010 i5 MacBook Pro for £824? Or the new one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by K-SAN, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. K-SAN macrumors newbie

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    So I can buy last year's Macbook Pro Core i5 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 15-inch for £824 here in Japan.

    Wanting to upgrade from my 2008 Macbook and trying to decide what to go for.

    I can also get the new entry 15" Macbook Pro for about £1,300 but with 8GB of RAM.

    Not fussed about the HDD size since I'll probably get a 256GB SSD.

    Thoughts? Worth getting the new one or the old one.

    Oh, I basically use Lightroom and Bloomberg Professional (via bootcamp and Windows). Apart from that, Chrome, and Photoshop CS5.

    Thanks for the help...
     
  2. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Can't speak of Lightroom or Bloomberg, but Chrome and Photoshop will run great. I am fairly certain that Lightroom and Bloomberg will run fine, that 15" for £824 is a very good deal.
     
  3. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    £824 is an absolute bargain! How long is left on the warranty and how's the condition? Is it a 2nd hand re-sale or a refurb model direct from apple

    For me, i really wanted TB and SB as i had been lusting after the sata 6gb/s drives and i regretted not getting a 17" with the faster GPU, processor and the bigger high res screen!

    Each to their own
     
  4. K-SAN thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's brand new. Tons of shops here in Japan that sell machines at discounts to store prices. The Macbook I'm on now (not the 2008 one mentioned above) I picked up about £150 less than price and it was the new version. Full warranty etc and have sent back to the Apple Store once for a new HDD.

    Not as worried about the 17" since I'll probably get a Apple display to go with it down the line. Now I'm thinking more about the NEW base 13" and checked the prices and can get it for £659. That is an awesome price so thinking I'll go with that one. I can jack in a SDD and I'll be around £850 for a Super portable 13" that should plug into the cinema display nicely.
     

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