Final Specs!! In the cart, just need convincing or opinions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dtp8513, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Dtp8513 macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    I currently have this in my cart, ready to check out, just want anyone's opinion:

    # 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    # 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    # 256GB Solid State Drive
    # SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    # MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Glossy Widescreen Display
    # Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
    # AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro - Auto-enroll

    Thanks everyone on this board- you guys have been really helpful...
  2. aevelasquez macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    Miami, FL
    I'd say you're golden except for the Glossy Display, good lighting makes it a pain, go for the Matte, it's much better/more versatile.
  3. keithano macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    Pretty good and same as what I am going to order..
    but don't forget to order 8gb ram from third-party vendor :D
  4. Dtp8513 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    I saw the Glossy display versus antiglare today... I didnt love how the antiglare looked, it seems somewhat dull, but if its truly much more functional, then maybe i should consider switching? any other opinions?
  5. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    I'm going with the Glossy just b/c I think it looks better.
  6. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    I've used both extensively and I prefer glossy myself. It's all personal preference.
  7. keithano macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2008
    To each its own.. I am a pro. photographer and I am sold on matte.. can't stand the glossy making the color to vivid and the glares are disturbing in terms of my studio that I am in.
  8. Walt-az macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    13" vs 15"

    I need to get a new MBP and really like the 13" size (using 15" right now).
    This is my work computer SO no games, BUT I do connect to a 27" monitor and use Adobe InDesign, MS-PowerPoint, etc which switch the graphic to higher res.

    Do I really need the AMD Radeon HD graphics for Adobe InDesign OR will the 13" work okay?

    Thank you...
  9. Peterpot macrumors member


    Jan 13, 2011
    You can also buy anti-gloss (matte) screen protectors too, I've read about a few good ones one here. My macbook arrives Monday and it's glossy, so if I decide it's hard to see then I may buy a matte screen protector
  10. Jaimi macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2009
    Exact same specs i ordered earlier today. People give the glossy screen grief, but the colors are brighter, and things just look better. I recall when the first glossy screens came out, and you had to pay through the nose to get them, and everyone ragged on the matte screens. Guess you just cant please some.
  11. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2010
    That's a hell of a computer - but I would buy and install the SSD yourself. Once you get past 128GB, Apple rips you off.
  12. rjbruce macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    No, but you may consider the i7 over the i5. Really either should be fine though.
  13. Dtp8513 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    Just ordered the beast... and for kicks, i took the upgraded shipping option. whats 18 bucks if you have just spent 3 gs =(
  14. tcador macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
  15. Dtp8513 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    Thanks.. just out of curiosity, is apple care actually worth it?
  16. eaf7s macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2009
  17. egglybagelface macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    I'm actually looking at getting the exact same thing, so instead of making a new thread, I thought I'd just piggyback off this one.

    I'm looking at the same specs (except maybe a 500 gig 7200 rpm HDD)...the thing is, I also have this extra 10% discount (so about $220). I noticed that upgrading RAM now costs way less than it used to (only $180).

    Would it make sense for me to use the discount to upgrade the RAM to 8 gig? Or should I just save money? Would the performance be that much better? Or gong another way, should I use the cash to get the HiRes matte screen? I plan to be doing video, photo, and audio editing on it, and maybe some mainstream gaming.

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