2010 Vs 2011 MBPs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ThirtyThr33, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. ThirtyThr33 macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2011
    Boulder, Colorado
    So how much slower are the 2010 MBPs than the 2011s? I know the specs and such but I have never actually played with a 2010 and I wanted to ask how people who have had one or do have one feel about it.

    My second question is will 2010 MBPs be able to run lion?
  2. jason221 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2009
    Well, I don't know the exact benchmarks. Google "2010 vs 2011 macbook pro" or something like that; I'm sure there are reviews out there. New MacBook Pros (15 and 17 inch) are quad-core and have better GPUs, so they're obviously better.

    The 2010 MacBook Pro will definitely be able to run Lion. Only the oldest Intel Macs won't be able to run it.
  3. t0rr3s macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2010
    I used to think that my 2010 15" 2.53 i5 was quick enough, with 8gb ram and ssd, especially since I do quite a bit of image and video editing. Well, what tooks 5-10 mins to render on the 2010 only took me at most 15-20 seconds on my base 15" 2011. Love this machine, and it doesn't run loud or hot either. :)
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Yes, any machine after the very first generation Intel Macs can run Lion. Second, it depends on what you are doing for there to be a significant difference in speed. Newer and faster processors doesn't equal a faster computer anymore, unless you are working with some pretty heavy duty apps. Processing technology has surpassed the needs of the software, so that a faster processor won't make a huge difference unless you really put it through its paces.
  5. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    You must have used different settings. It's a substantial improve,met but not to the tune of 1000-1200%.
  6. t0rr3s macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2010
    I have no idea how that happened either but it's true. iMovie settings unchanged/untouched after I migrated it over to the new mbp. Hah, either way a happy chappie is me.

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