Good Deal $1529 for Macbook pro?

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

  1. mmafankennylee macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
    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

    Aug 14, 2008
    Thats a great deal. What are you using the computer for??
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    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.
  4. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
  5. mmafankennylee thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
    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

    May 16, 2010
    Will I be outdated?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 I'm not going to be playing the highest gaming intensive games, but at the same time I don't want to be outdated.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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