Baseline 2011 15inch MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dw3bb10, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. dw3bb10 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
    thinking of returning it for a 2010 15inch. should i?
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    How the heck are we suppose to know what you should do.
    You decide. Its your money. Its your computer. Having others make your decisions isn't very smart.
  3. dw3bb10 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
    No need to try and be a SMART ASS. Im obviously asking opinions based on the downgraded GPU power. In other words, based on longevity, Is it worth sacrificing a quad core CPU for a slightly better GPU and a DC processor.
  4. ddoolin0 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    I would, yes. The 15" 2010 models are better than the lower-end 15" 2011 model IMO. Because of the "upgraded" graphics card, it's basically just a larger 13". The graphics card is worse than last years 15" GPU.

    I just decided to shell out another $200-something for the higher-end 15". It's not a bad investment I guess.
  5. max pl macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
    so you planning to "upgrade" to that non sandy bridge i5 because the gpu is weaker?
  6. dw3bb10 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
    its a better machine even with a dual core cpu as opposed to the quad?

    asking opinions here man lol
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    You've not indicated how you use your computer, what you expect of it, why you want to downgrade, how much you might save if you downgrade, etc. Not trying to be a smartass. Just pointing out that only you know yourself.
  8. ender land macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2010
    more than "should i" is necessary for anyone to offer anything which could even be conceived as meaningful advice
  9. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    Silly for even considering it. Gpu VS quad core???

    Keep the 2011
  10. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    Keep the 2011. The cpus is dramatically faster and the GPUs are about the same. Plus Thunderbolt!
  11. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Just return it for the higher end 2011 15" and you won't have this dilemma. :p

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