2010 MBP 15 vs 2011?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by karkid, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. karkid macrumors member

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    First off i'm sure there are plenty of other thread's about this so sorry!

    but i have a 2010 MBP i7 2.66ghz HR-AG 8GB Ram 120GB SSD.

    worth upgrading to the 2011 i7?
     
  2. sukion macrumors newbie

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    Depends on why you would even want to upgrade.

    Others are going to say it's definitely worth it because of the new processor but are you doing ANYTHING that would require you to upgrade? What do you actually use your MBP for cause I was in the same situation as you when the new 2011 got released. But after much debate, I didn't see a point because I don't game, nor do video edits. I do a bit of photography on the side but my 2010 MBP does wonders already and I think it's fast enough.
     
  3. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

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    Not worth it. Wait for the next refresh.

    If you just have to sell your MBP you have now on ebay for around 1500 and buy a new 1.
     
  4. thermodynamic Suspended

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    If you really need 4 cores, go for it.

    If you had a 2009 MBP, go for it.

    But the 2010 version, dual core and all, is a solid performer.

    I do a lot of photo and web design, and some video editing for one class. The 2009 model handled all of that reasonably well. Even digital painting. But preferred quad core. But I run a Windows VM for Office (the Mac version is horrendous and half-baked), and enough apps make fair use of all 4 cores w/HT to get me to upgrade.

    And, in retrospect, Apple did wait for quads to be effective before releasing them in any way shape or form. The first gen laptop quads were slower and sucked up battery life. Unlike Sandy Bridge, which is phenomenal.
     
  5. karkid thread starter macrumors member

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    Photography editing mainly lightroom little bit of photoshop when needed.
    rarely video editing.
     
  6. thermodynamic Suspended

    thermodynamic

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    Agreed. As they get older, value goes down.

    I was lucky to get $1470 ($1350 net, after ebay and shipping) for my 2009 MBP on eBay.
     

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