I'm Torn?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by currins, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. currins macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
    I currently have a mid-2010 15" base model. I bought it fairly recently (clearly outside the 14 window, even 30 day window), but Apple has agreed to let me return it - I have a RMA #. I'm military and deploying, so they cut me some slack.

    After spending several days on the boards though, I'm torn. Most of the reviews I can find (Macworld, Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, CNET) are all very positive.

    But yet here, I read about high temps, thermal paste, fan noise, etc.

    I can clearly keep my 2010, no problem. I can clearly get a 2011, no problem.

    Admittedly, I'm not a heavy user (email, Safari, iphoto, imovie with HD clips). I have no current use for a quad core.

    So, in the end, what would you do? I'm leaning towards getting the 2011? If you agree, is there any benefit to waiting a couple of months in case they make any adjustments to the 2011 production line?

  2. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Get the 2011. imovie will love you for it. Plus if anything happens, applecare has your back. At least that's my thoughts.
  3. currins thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
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    Any more input from folks moving from 2010 to 2011?
  4. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    Get the 2011.

    Faster, more future-proof, and the warranty will extend out for a year.

    What branch and MOS?
  5. iPhone1 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Get the 2011. Apple QA may not be perfect but Applecare and the Genius Bar make up for that.
  6. gox81 macrumors member


    Jan 25, 2011
    Should get the new one if Apple is okay with you returning your old mbp,
    the new version will last longer obviously, maybe 1/2 years longer or in your case maybe even longer.
    Free update in a month for 1/2 years longer life, or keep same setup, replacing it sooner, your call
  7. currins thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
    @Naimfan - USAF, C-17/KC-135 Pilot. Going to command a Squadron
  8. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    God bless and thanks!
  9. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    Why would you get a new macbook 2011 with quad core if you do not use it heavily?
  10. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    Ah--I was going to say keep your head down, but that's not a good while flying . . . (says the former infantry captain, now in Psyops . . . ).

    I'd go ahead and swap it.

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