2011 MBP: Best Mac I've owned

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ScottFitz, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    I've had a C2D white 17" imac, one of the 21.5" imacs, a macbook air, ipad...

    This new MBP 2.0 quad is just unbelievable. I'm stunned every time I pick it up. Sure, I'm an apple whore, love their products. But this one takes the cake. I did get the upgraded hi rez screen and the 7200x hd options. I was thinking about going 8 gb of ram, but I haven't found a need for it just yet.

    Stunning graphics, blazing speed, great form factor... and I don't accidentally hit the dang track pad with my thumb like I did with the 1st Gen Air.

    I highly recommend this set up for just under $2G.:cool:
     
  2. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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  3. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    It's only better if you need it.
     
  4. ScottFitz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And, I needed to keep it under 2G and am not a gamer.
     
  5. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Same here brother. I almost went and got the 2.2. Had it ordered from the online store but canceled a day after. So glad I wised up and got the 2.0 from the Apple Store. That $325 saved went to an 8gb kit of ram ($90), and in inCase sleeve ($40). And I still have almost $200 left.
     
  6. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    +1 to the above. Congrats to the OP. :)
     
  7. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Great setup, but 2.3 Ghz is better.
     
  8. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    True; however, the increase to a 6750m is way bigger than an increase to 2.3 especially for the $200 upgrade cost.
     
  9. Ach111es macrumors regular

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    And 3.7 quad core is even better. But its not portable haha.
     
  10. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    So is the 330m. :p
     
  11. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    upgrade to the better video is $400 no? Maybe you mean the 2.2 to 2.3 is $200...

    anyway, for people who don't game.. or render.. pretty irrelevant at that class of card.
     
  12. ScottFitz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've really been pushing it pretty hard and i must say I love the speed of new technology.
     
  13. Canedrive macrumors member

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    I haven't bought a computer since 2003, so the speed and power of the 2011 17" is gonna blow me away!!
     
  14. koruki macrumors 6502a

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    lol. Might wanna swap the slow 5400rpm 750GB hdd to a SSD too, cause you know.. its better.
     
  15. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    Laughing @ self proclaimed Apple whore comment. I just got the 2.2 15 and agree ... It's lightning fast!
     
  16. baxnet macrumors member

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    A simple thumbup would probably do this reply justice.

    I went with the 2.2, but being that you're not a gamer, you've made an excellent purchase.

    Personally, I don't find the 750GB 5400 that bad. I use this computer in place of a desktop, so I've got any and every bit of data on it. I have a 1TB portable HD solely for backup/music/video storage.

    Enjoy your new computer :)
     
  17. CompanionCube macrumors regular

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    Yeah this is a classic troll answer. You know what's "better" than all of those? Mobile GTX460m in an Asus laptop that costs less than a MBP. But that is not why we are are on here, is it?

    Don't listen to those bottom feeders, so many of them on here. Be happy with your purchase, these 2011s are amazing machines! :D:D
     

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