I'm Torn?

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

  1. currins macrumors member

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    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

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    Any more input from folks moving from 2010 to 2011?
     
  4. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Get the 2011.

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

    What branch and MOS?
     
  5. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    Get the 2011. Apple QA may not be perfect but Applecare and the Genius Bar make up for that.
     
  6. gox81 macrumors member

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    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

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

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    God bless and thanks!
     
  9. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Why would you get a new macbook 2011 with quad core if you do not use it heavily?
     
  10. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    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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