A few questions about 2010 MBP 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jahoe, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Jahoe macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2012
    Hi guys,
    Firstly I'd like to apologise for my poor technical knowledge. I've been Googling for a while but can't find answers. I'm going to buy a secondhand MBP mid 2010.

    1. I've got a Samsung SyncMaster S23B350 that has a HDMI input. I've noticed the 2010 MBP doesn't have thunderbolt - only FireWire 800. Would I still be able to configure the Samsung so that I can use it as a secondary monitor?
    2. Would the top-end mid 2010 MBP beat the bottom-end early 2011 in terms of performance? I play the odd game so it's not to crucial but which would be able to handle, for example, CS:GO the best?
    Thanks for the help :D!
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    You just need a displayport to HDMI adapter.

    The early 2011 model with the quad 2.0GHz processor is faster(by a large margin) according to geekbench. I couldn't tell you how that translates into actual use, my mid-2009 still works just fine for me.

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