Another "Help me choose" thread...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Reddmanz, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Reddmanz macrumors regular

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    I've been lurking on MR for around the past year but have been too scared to make an account as I think id waste too much of my time here! But seeing as I've started to check back here whenever i get the chance thought I may as well now!

    Anyway,Im another person stuck for which MBP to get myself. This will be my first Mac I've bought myself since I got my G3 iMac a few years ago and I was then handed down a G4 Power Mac G4. Its now time to get a bit more up to date I think. I am a Photography student and starting University next September so aside from the usual internet surfing etc it will be mainly used for photo editing. I am also interested in maybe a bit of gaming/music production when I eventually get it. For this reason I've been leaning towards a 15" simply because of screen size but as my budget is only about £800 - £1000 (at a push) Im a bit stuck. The two options I have been considering are

    Refurbished 13" 2.4 C2D with the 320M + 10h battery for £849 from the Apple store.

    OR

    Slightly older 15" with 2.53 or 2.4 C2D with the 9400M graphics and lesser battery life.

    Another thing to consider is that if I did get the 13" I could probably just about afford an external screen (Ive been looking at some NEC 22" for around £100 - £150ish)

    Anyway I'd just like peoples opinions on what I should maybe go for bearing in mind my budget etc. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. GTghost macrumors regular

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    If the 15 is in great condition, I'd definitely go with that one.
    Someone gave me a MBP that wasnt used for 1 year and it runs fine.
     

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