Help me with my choice again.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by devilstrider, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Ok i said this before already but I'm going to use it for school. Typing papers, web, movies on the go. But I also do a lot of movie format converting and i want to get into photoshop and final cut. I have a gaming desktop so its won't be used for that. I don't need 17in or a i7 but man that price is so close that it's a toss up.

    But I missed out on the 15in i5 Hi Res Anti-Glare again for $1649.99. So now here are my choices.


    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 FOR $1,949.00

    17-inch LED-backlit glossy Hi-Res widescreen display (1920 x 1200 pixel)
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory

    OR


    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 FOR $1,999.00

    15.4-inch LED-backlit antiglare Hi-Res widescreen display (1680 x 1050 pixel)
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
     
  2. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    Have they been selling out that quick? I checked quite a bit because my dream is the 15" i7 HR AG, but I gave that dream up for a gaming desktop. I would wait for what you want unless you need the laptop now. The wait is worth it because you save a good grip of money for something you gave a lot of thought previously.
     
  3. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I need it by mid next week.
     
  4. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    As of performance, it really does not matter that much. What is your preference? 15" or 17"? If you are lugging it back to school, you are probably better of with the 15". That said, the 17" has one small advantage in its ExpressCard port. Will allow you to connect a eSATA RAID system operating at higher speeds that the FW800 port on either 15" or 17". Handy as a fast scratch disk for FCS.
     
  5. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I prefer a 15in because 17in is just to big for daily carrying.
     
  6. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    There's your answer :)
     

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