Advice on which 15" MacBook Pro to buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Osprey, May 30, 2011.

  1. Osprey macrumors 6502

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    I am a little confused about which 15" model to buy. I don't do gaming, but I do photo and video editing. How huge a difference are there between the two different GPU's? Someone on here said the base model was worthless. I am replacing a 15" Santa Rosa machine that is over four years old, if this helps.
     
  2. asdf542 macrumors 6502

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    If you aren't doing any gaming then I suggest getting the base 15". Save the money and go for more RAM or an SSD.
     
  3. Bubba Satori Suspended

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    The base model CPU will work great for photo editing.
    With the money you save, get 8GB of memory, but not from Apple.
    That and a SSD next year when prices are lower, will be your best
    bang for the buck performance enhancements for your MPB.

    Good luck and hth.
     
  4. Osprey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, that was kind of the way I was leaning until I read that the base 15" was worthless. I tend to over think everything and so I got worried about it.:D
     

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