2010 MBP need to upgrade, but how far?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by The DRis, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. The DRis macrumors 6502

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    So I have. 2010 13" MBP. The computer itself works fine but we recently got a new iMac that is now the workhorse. The 2010 model does not have the ability to AirPlay mirror and when I took it to Hawaii. I could not play my 1080p 120fps GoPro footage that I captured. So I'm looking to upgrade to at least a 2012 model so I have the AirPlay option, but after 2012 the user upgradable RAM goes away. So which model should I get?

    Uses:
    When traveling to download and store photos and GoPro footage

    Run A/V at my church, music, videos, PowerPoint, record/edit sermons

    Anytime I want to sit on the couch instead of the desk

    I'm wondering if at this point a MB Air would suffice, but again, the GoPro footage is what would be the deciding factor. Anybody know the minim processor speed I need or what year I should be narrowing my search to?
     
  2. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are otherwise happy with the computer, why not look into a software solution to get your screen on the AppleTV? For $15 AirParrot (http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/) will do everything you want and more with your current computer.
     
  3. The DRis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because it can't view 1080p 120fps video. I'm not looking to edit on the MacBook, but I would like to reliably view it.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    You will never need more than 8Gb of RAM for that use case just get the latest rMBP and enjoy the fantastic screen and amazing SSD speeds, slim light form factor and thunderbolt 2 for outputting that gopro footage to 4K screens.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Your screen is 60Hz, you're not going to view it at 120fps regardless, even on a new machine.
     
  6. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    If you plan to buy a used one a 2012 classic macbook pro might not be a bad deal depending on how much you spend but if you want to buy new I would skip the 2012 model and go for a retina pro, macbook retina, or even a macbook air over the older classic model.
     
  7. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    When you say view it, do you mean play it back reliably, or do you mean actually view it at 120fps, because as mentioned above, your computer doesn't have the capability to display frame rates that high.
     
  8. The DRis thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. The DRis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just an update in case anyone needs the info. Turns out my friend had the exact 2012 model I am looking at getting. I tried the 120fps footage on his MBP and it played just fine. So it looks like the 2012 is what I need. His specs are:

    Mid-2012 MacBook Pro 9,2
    2.5ghz i5
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024MB
     

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