Good Deal $1529 for Macbook pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mmafankennylee, May 16, 2010.

  1. mmafankennylee macrumors newbie

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    15-inch Alum MacBook Pro

    # 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    # 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB
    # NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor
    # NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics processor with up to 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    # 320GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    # FireWire 800 port, SD card slot, and two USB 2.0 ports

    ALSO, it comes with free applecare (239$ Value)

    I'm not into photo shop, or video editing, but I will do some gaming like SC2 and Left 4 Dead 2. I went to the macstore at my university and the guy said 320M is faster than 9600M GT as far as gaming performance. Should I get macbook pro 2010 320M 13" or should I get the on sale Macbook pro 2009 15"?

    Thank you!
     
  2. 301finest macrumors regular

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    Thats a great deal. What are you using the computer for??
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    As usual, you spoke with a salesman who is ill-informed of the products he is selling. The 9600M GT is faster than the GT 320M.
     
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  5. mmafankennylee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    using it for

    using it for gaming (Starcraft 2, Warcraft 3, Left 4 Dead 2.) And just normal school stuff. Never had laptop, never had Mac, this will be first! I might go and buy this today before they run out of the sale!
     
  6. mmafankennylee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will I be outdated?

    The new macbook pro (with core i5) cheapest one costs 1699 at my university. Should I buy that or jump on this deal? I'm not going to be playing the highest gaming intensive games, but at the same time I don't want to be outdated. Is the speed increase and gaming perfomance increase on the new macbook worth the price, or should I get this laptop with free applecare? (I'm not sure if I really need applecare) Should I wait for a deal to come out for the new laptop (maybe with free ipod in the near future) or should I jump on this deal?

    Thank you!!!!
     

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