Do i have the new macbook pro NEED ANSWER ASAP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bean1031, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Bean1031 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I heard a new mac book pro just came out or is coming out soon? I bought mine 2 weeks ago. It says its a Mac OS X with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a memory of 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3. Tomorrow is the last day to return this computer and if i have the old version I am going to exchange it. What is the difference between the new and old models? Also is my battery the one that gets 300 cycles before going to 80% or the one that gets 1000 cycles before going to 80%. I need to know quickly so i can return it if necessary!!!!
     
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  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    If its a 13 inch, you have the old one for sure. If its a 15 or 17 inch, you have the 2009 model.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The ones that refer to 300 cycles are the removable batteries. The built-in batteries are 1000 cycles.
     
  5. Bean1031 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do all the built in ones get 1000 cycles? or just the new ones that just came out? What is the difference between the old mac book and the newest one?
     
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    you have the 2010 model from last May ... return it for the new 2011 model that just came out on Thursday before your 14 days are up
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, all the MBPs with built-in batteries are designed to retain up to 80% of their capacity up to 1000 cycles.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  8. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    GO RETURN IT ASAP. Just walk in the apple store tomorrow and you should be able to walk out with the new model in a few minutes.
     
  9. Bean1031 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I got it at best buy... so hopefully they will let me return it. Is the new model the same price?
     
  10. ZZANG macrumors regular

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    You have 14 days to return it.
     
  11. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Yes, same price. Trust me, tomorrow morning, as soon as they open, go to the store and tell them you heard the new models are out and you want to exchange your laptop for the new model.
     
  12. Bean1031 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright now I'm debating even getting the upgrade. I have heard rumors of a less battery life, and the rest is hardly noticeable on the 13 inch. Some are even calling it a downgrade? Is it actually a downgrade for the 13 inch?
     
  13. Mr. Savage macrumors regular

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    Don't panic about the 14 days. There have been numerous posts around here in the last couple days where people have returned MBPs well after the normal 14 day period due to being unaware of the new models being released. All you gotta do is explain to the staff or store manager that you didn't know new model was imminent when you bought or you woulda waited.
     
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    It is an upgrade, unless you value your battery time more than the processing speed of course: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1104081
     
  15. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    New battery test methods are used where they leave the wifi on. The battery life is as good as the 2010 models. The new models include a significant CPU upgrade. Core 2 Duo is old. Definitely return your machine and get the new model.
     
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    Sandy Bridge blows a C2D out of the water. Definitely return it for the new model.

    Does anyone know if the 2011 MBP's battery is worse, or did Apple just do a better job with making the test more accurate?
     
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  19. AlexQQQ macrumors member

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    Definitely upgrade. The new one will do many things A LOT faster than the old one. Playing video games or graphic intensive will be about the same or little less (both 13' aren't great for video games or such).

    I have last year's model 13'. And I would upgrade if it didn't cost me anything to.

    People are just disappointed with this new model because they were expecting many things (such as solid state drive, high resolution, anti-glare, discrete graphics card, and such). But overall the new is definitely better in my opinion (especially for the 15 and 17).

    Concerning the battery, I think the new and old are about the same. The macbook which did not have any parts changed went from 10 hours to 7 hours for this year's. My 13' never got more than 7-8 hours. Apple just used different testing standards.

    Run to Best Buy.
     
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    It is the exact same battery. They used more strenuous and thus more accurate tests.
     
  21. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    thread over.
     
  22. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    You bought your computer 2 weeks ago, but the new ones just came out a couple of days ago. Did you really have to ask this question?
     
  23. dinostars macrumors member

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    why would you even suggest this? after the return period is over, no one is obligated to do anything.
     
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