c2d Macbook pro VS i7 Asus gaming notebook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ThReMiX, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. ThReMiX macrumors member

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    OK I know this is not a "real" comparison, but I would like some thought and opinions... I have an Asus g73 Gaming notebook, and even though it's a i7 and had a crazy good graphics card, freezes up a lot, and the trackpad does not work, when I plug in my phone it will not recognize it... I get spyware all the time.

    Here's the thing, I don't really game, and the fact that windows is always freezing up, is no fun at all.... core i7 my butt :rolleyes: 6g of RAM... sounds good on paper. I really like this computer but I think the only thing I would miss is the 17" screen... aaand maybe the awesome loud speakers.

    On to a Mackbook, I can get a 2010 13" macbook pro for $700 so the price is good, core 2 duo bothers me but, thats because windows has me thinking I NEED i7, I would think OSX doesn't require crazy specs to run great, but I don't know I've only had a macbook once for about a month.

    So I'm thinking of selling my asus and buying the macbook... I know this is a mac forum so it would lean more one way, but maybe some of you can look at this objectively, or are in the same boat as I am... It's kind of a big change for me, and I'm not sure about leaving my monster pc for a mac would make me happy.... any thought? TRY NOT TO FLAME ME!! lol :D
     
  2. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure you already know, but it's not your best bet asking this on here, to be honest.
     
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    What are you using the computer for, if not for games? I've got a 13" Core2Duo MacBook Pro and its great :D When I need a bigger screen and more power I hop over to my 21.5" i3 iMac. But for 95% of stuff the MBP suffices!
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Classic Mac vs. PC debate... If you are fed up with your PC and want a computer that is more reliable IMO go with the MacBook Pro.
     
  5. ThReMiX, Oct 16, 2011
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    ThReMiX thread starter macrumors member

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    no gaming... school work, surfing, downloading music and movies, rooting and jailbreaking phones, reading, playing some games now and then, but I see that the MB can play some games no problem, I do like the fact that the vent on my pc is in the back, does the MBP get HOT? I use it on my lap 99% of the time.

    Also how is the speakers on the 2010 2.4ghz MBP? I bought it and it is on it's way, I will play with both and decide, but I would love your opinios, no matter how "anti PC" they may be... lol I am getting there guys, really! lol

    also, do I need the i5 if all I am doing is the stuff listed? I dont really do any graphics design, maybe some quick page layout... would hte c2d be to slow?
     
  6. negativzero macrumors 6502

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    I would suggest going for a 2011 MBP instead if your budget permits. Skip the C2D MacBooks, those can be slow as molasses sometimes, especially if you need to multitask.
     
  7. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    For your needs, both laptops should suit your needs just fine.
     
  8. xpcker macrumors regular

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    i'll choose a refurbished 2011 macbook pro if u live in states, theyre great!

    i also dont recommend too much c2d but if you wanna go with it, putting an ssd really improves performance, you can buy a 30gig for 80 bucks and a caddy ang get rid off you optibay, thats what i use and its great!

    2011 mbp rocks really, the processor is great!
     
  9. No1up, Oct 17, 2011
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