2010 MBP 15" i7 2.66 is this a Good MBP

Wicked1

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Thinking of getting one from Apple as a refurb for $1,500.00

Just wondering if it is worth it, as I do not want to purchase a 2011 and be forced to use Lion?
 

Fry-man22

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Thinking of getting one from Apple as a refurb for $1,500.00

Just wondering if it is worth it, as I do not want to purchase a 2011 and be forced to use Lion?
I have had no problems out of mine - really love it.

If I were buying today though I would get the quad with thunderbolt though - it's like $1999 in the refurb store. Lion is a good OS.
 

Gomff

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you can run Snow Leopard on the Late 2011's....That's what I'm doing. These are more than likely the last Macbooks that you can run Snow Leopard on though, but they will also be the fastest Snow Leopard MBP's.

If you search these forums, you'll see a post that explains how to do it.
 

alphaod

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Lion has it's quirks; some you just need to get used to.

Anyways paying $1500 for the 2010 model is not a very good deal as you can purchase a 2011 quad core model for around that price new.

That's not to mention you can theoretically downgrade to Snow Leopard.
 

SurferMan

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You can also check Craigslist, a lot of great deals there and plenty still under Apple Care if that's a factor. I got one of my Pro's off CL for a bargain compared to buying another new one or even refurb.
 

Merkyworks

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To the OP, I would not pay that much for a dual core cpu laptop, paying just a little more would get you a quad core cpu that will "last" much longer.

These are more than likely the last Macbooks that you can run Snow Leopard on though, but they will also be the fastest Snow Leopard MBP's.
Not sure why you think this cause anyone who has a MBP with a i7 sandy bridge cpu and just stayed with SL will have a faster MBP.
 

Wicked1

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Lion has it's quirks; some you just need to get used to.

Anyways paying $1500 for the 2010 model is not a very good deal as you can purchase a 2011 quad core model for around that price new.

That's not to mention you can theoretically downgrade to Snow Leopard.
So you are basically saying I should go for the 15" 2.2 Quad core and then run SL on it? it is not that much more than the 2010 i7 2.66 so I can do that.
 
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