Base 2.0 15" w/ antiglare or 2.2 15" w/ nothing

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  1. turnstylez18, Feb 25, 2011
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    turnstylez18 macrumors regular

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    Canadian Prices Here!

    Which would you choose? I really like the anti-glare but the gpu on the base 15" is what worries me.

    Base 2.0 15" w/ antiglare
    $1849 + $150 = $1999

    or

    2.2 15" w/ no add-ons
    $2049 education discount (not a student)
    (reason: I know it's wrong but the apple store rep asked if I was a student and he offered to give me discount)

    I really can't spend more than $2200/$2300 total before taxes and taxes are high.

    So it's either anti-glare or the better gpu. I will use this as an everyday work computer, I work from home. I use the typical office programs, adobe ps, some multimedia like editing hd videos, music, movies etc.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on needs...lots of photo stuff than antiglare.
     
  3. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    More basic apps than anything...I don't see myself using this for graphic design or even much gaming...I have my ps3...

    Maybe photography/video editing apps at the most
     
  4. doingitlive macrumors member

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    dude cant you just buy one of those anti-glare stickies? its not worth a GPU thats for sure.
     
  5. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    best processor is key for video editing...

    i think go for the best processer...i dont have problems with the glossy screens...but many users do
     
  6. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    prefer not to have the sticker on it....it's tough to swallow if I dont get the better gpu but is spending more for something I'm not 100% sure i'll use worth it?
     
  7. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    BTW, I have an old blackbook I'm using now. I think it's on its last legs, will the base 15" even be an improvement? I think it's a gma 950
     
  8. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    It will be better than your blackbook but I'd recommend the high end MBP. With the student discount it should fit in your budget including the hi-res screen.
     
  9. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats the thing...I can only get the student discount in store for the high-end 15" making it $2049. If I add on the hi-res screen I will have to get it online without the education discount.

    So it's either or
     
  10. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Why is it that you can only get the discount in store? I don't know about Toronto but, most Apple Stores have hi-res models. You could also potentially call Apple to order and get the student discount.

    Just a thought
     
  11. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've tried asking but they can't order, only what they have in stock. If it's the hi-res or anti glare, it's usually the highest end model. (That's what they've told me)
     
  12. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    That's strange. In Denver they stock hi-res models, sorry about that.
     
  13. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your input ace! Anymore suggestions would help
     
  14. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    If you don't care to game, I really like the hi-res that comes with the anti-glare. Have you checked it in person? Really nice. But if you're fine with the 1440x900 then I would get the 2.2 with the really nice graphics, but only b/c I would game lol.
     
  15. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just saw the anti-glare today. It "wow"ed me more than the reg glossy screen.

    At that point I knew i wanted it. Also, this will be my main work computer, I will be staring at this screen about 7-8 hours a day.

    So I think I want anti glare more than anything. Question is, is it worth paying $450 (w/ taxes) for the higher end.
     
  16. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's worth it between the bump in processor speed, HDD, and especially the GPU. If you plan to keep this for years I would buy the high end. You won't be disappointed.
     

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