got the new 2.2Ghz 15"... Wow what an upgrade!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by erkanasu, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. erkanasu macrumors 6502

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    My previous mac was a 2009 13" MBP. After debating for weeks whether to get an MBA,low end 15", high end 15", SSD no SSD, I am completely happy with my purchase: 15" 2.2 HR glossy 750 GB 5400.

    First of all, I'm experiencing no issues at all besides a minor issue in starcraft that is fixed when I turn off automatic graphic switching. Running beautifully.

    This thing is blowing me away. Besides the screen upgrade (my screen-space feels like an iMax experience compared to the 13"), this thing is running HL2 EP2 at 2048x1152 all high settings (ext monitor) in OSX. It plays starcraft 2 at high settings. PS4 loads way faster. Best part of it is, with SATA 6Gbs get cheap enough, I'm ready plug on in. I'm a musician and play live shows with my laptop... again, it's a whole new experience working on a laptop for music.

    I made this post to offset all the whiney people on here... it's a great machine people! you will be happy for those people on the fence!
     
  2. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

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    Congratulations on your new MacBook Pro, they sure are nice machines! I'm sure you'll enjoy it for years to come! :) :apple:
     
  3. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Imagine how happy I'll be when mine comes... I'm going from a 2007 15" to a 2011 15"!

    It left Anchorage a couple of hours ago! :)
     
  4. DudeMartin macrumors regular

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    This 13" I just got was a step into the Apple realm, I can only imagine getting the full-membership (a custom-configured 15") :D
     
  5. hystery macrumors member

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    nice to see positive comments I'm also planning one. Still yet to decide because of Retina and Ivy Bridge though...
     
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  7. DudeMartin macrumors regular

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    I highly doubt the possibility of a Retina display, you would need a graphics card with like 4GB RAM to render so many pixels. Basically, the GPU technology is not advanced enough yet to power so many pixels.
     
  8. hystery macrumors member

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    When Ivy comes wouldn't there be a possibility 13 can have retina? For 15 or 17 it might be difficiult as you said. Anyway this is interesting, thanks for opinion
     
  9. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Waiting for ivy bridge and a res bump on the 13"
     
  10. Treeman574 macrumors regular

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    My base 15" runs HL2: ep2 at full res on my tv screen just fine. I'm really glad I didn't spend the extra $500 just for the 1GB graphics. Although it does build up quite a bit of heat.
     
  11. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I know how you feel. I went from an early 08' (wasn't that slow, had a 2.5GHZ Penryn) to a 2.2 quad 15" and what a difference.
     
  12. eaf7s macrumors regular

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    Congrats! I just picked up a 13" high end to replace my 2007 15" MBP and seriously...I couldn't be happier. With the 8gb of RAM in this thing, I can run Skype, 10 tabs in Safari, word & excel, SPSS, iTunes, mail and transmission with absolutely NO hiccups. Glorious.
     
  13. gigapocket1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, this Machine blows out any laptop that i have ever had.. I went with the 2.2ghz.. Upgraded from intel core duo macbook pro.. Couldnt be happier. yeah it took me a while to get a good machine. (went thru 2 units because of heat issue).. but this one works perfectly!

    Thursday I ordered ram from that website Macrumors posted earlier this week.. Upgrading to 8gigs of ram!! this machine is going to be flyin!!
     
  14. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    For 2d a 15 inch retina display could easily be powered by a 128 mb card.
    My PowerMac G4 with 16 MB ram runs 1600x1200 res just fine.

    For gaming you could simply just run at lower resolutions, and im sure non-native res would look awesome on a retina display
     
  15. wingsabr macrumors 6502

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    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  16. roberthallin macrumors member

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    Completely agree with the speed part. I went from a 2006 2.0 ghz C2D to the 2011 2.2 15" with hi-res screen.

    This thing is amazingly fast.

    However, I got the "Yellow Tint" problem with my screen, so I'm returning it. BUT, no complaints regarding Apple's handling of the situation. I simply called them, got to talk to one of the "advanced tech's", and sent a picture so that he could confirm the problem. A nicer part about it is that the new MBP will be sent before i return this one, and have "priority one" so I don't have to wait the 7+ days it normally takes. So that cuts the days I will spend without being able to work on my new computer to a minimum.
     
  17. frocco macrumors 6502

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    Congrats....

    I just ordered a 17" desktop replacement.:D
     

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