Is a macbook pro worth the upgrade for me?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by hamlin, May 3, 2012.

  1. hamlin macrumors regular

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    Hello I currently have a Mid 2010 Macbook (white) and was offered $800 for it on Kijiji. I only really use it for surfing the net, watching netflix, youtube random games like TF2, minecraft etc. and was wondering if the upgrade to a Macbook Pro 13 inch would be worth it with me having to pay the difference of roughly $200-300$.

    This is the macbook pro I was looking at

    http://store.apple.com/ca/product/FD313LL/A

    Aside from the Processor(mine is core 2 duo 2.4 ghz) It doesnt really seem that much better.


    Also I upgraded the ram on my macbook to 4 gigs
     
  2. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    Based on your stated needs I don't really think that you need to upgrade. The new machine is going to have better a processor and graphics and a larger HDD but you really won't notice any of that in your day to day use. Unless you really like the look of the new MBP then I would keep your machine as it will continue to serve you well.
     
  3. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    I'd say go for it, the i series processors are a huge jump from the ole' C2Ds.
     
  4. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    of course the new processors are better. but does the OP actually need it? doesn't seem like it. no point in buying a faster device if you're not even utilizing it.

    hell, i work as a digital designer for an ad agency and i'm still using a 2008 core 2 duo machine.

    one caveat is that the white macbooks are prone to cracking, so upgrading to aluminum may be worth it for that reason alone.
     
  5. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    I do quite a bit of Final Cut and PS on my trusty Blackbook and I know about heat issues and cracking. It's most likely the plastic casing that gets my book in the mid-high 180s during long render times.

    If theres a ton of flash or even lighter gaming like TF2 even the newer 13 MBP would be miles ahead of an older Macbook.
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    It sounds like it could be worth doing. You would get a new(refurbished) MBP with a warranty. And of course a fresh battery.
     

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