Advice for a MacBook Newb!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by frankc92, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. frankc92 macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Yes, yes, much to the chagrin of my peers I admit that I've converted to MBP's as a student.
    University library's are flooded with these things, I couldn't help but want to jump on the bandwagon! :p

    Onto business....
    I'm in the market for a MBP 13", never had one before! Much like most here, I was a little disappointed in the update (because I waited so long for it/skipped the late 2010 model). Mainly this is because of the GPU "downgrade" more than anything.

    Anyways, a couple questions that I would love to have addressed, and thank anyone who has an opinion!

    1) Can the MBP play HoN decently? It's the only game I play and would play on the laptop.
    2) Refurbished 2010 model or get the 2011? I'm not necessarily on a budget, but saving a couple bucks here and there won't hurt.
    3) I don't do much video/3d rendering, but I do on occasion. Not as picky as some of the other artists on here, but I do enjoy seamless and *quick* processing. Will the low-end MBP 13" work for me?
    4) Anyone know when the back-to-school discount kicks in?! =P

    Cheers! I'm happy to be aboard.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    2. Definitely 2011 IMO.

    3. Should be fine.

    4. Usually in late May
  3. spacetoaster macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2010
    I got the same problem that you have, was a little disappointed by the GPU and now i'm kinda confused what model to get. But i think you'll be better off taking the 2011 model, since the CPU kicks ass, even if the GPU might be slightly worse than the 320m. And i think a game like HoN (Heros of Newerth i guess) is also kind of CPU intensive, even though i'm no expert.

    Did apple do the back-to-school thing every year for the last few years?

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