2010 MBP 15" i7 2.66 is this a Good MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wicked1, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    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?
  2. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2007
    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.
  3. Gomff macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009
    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.
  4. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    It's fine, stick 8GB of ram in it though! It's cheap and makes it silky smooth :) But it all depends on what you want to use the machine for? You can over clock the Nvidia graphics in Windows if you want too.
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    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.
  6. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    I would not get a big giant 17 if it didn't have the quad.
  7. SurferMan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2010
    South FL
    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.
  8. soulreaver99 macrumors 68030


    Aug 15, 2010
    Southern California
    $1500 is expensive for a 2010 i7. You can get a 2011 Quad Core i7 for less than that in the Apple Refurb Store and it performs much faster.
  9. nate.the.great macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
  10. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    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.

    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.
  11. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    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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