Keep late 09 MBP or get new MBP 2011????

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crazichik, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. crazichik macrumors newbie

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    So I currently have the late 09 MBP model, and I don't know if it will be worth spending the money on a new MBP.

    I use my MBP mainly for surfing the web, iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, Pixelmator, Handbrake, and play a couple of games like "Angry Birds", nothing graphic intense.

    My MBP 09 still works like it did the day I bought it.

    So, do u guys think I should upgrade or should I just keep the one I have now. Will I see any difference in speed???
     
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    save your money, upgrade your HDD. That will be more than enough.
     
  3. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    I think you answered your own question. The things you do would feel mostly the same on an '06 macbook pro. Seriously, the only thing that should persuade you to upgrade is A. your machine breaking or B. a complete redesign to the laptop, which will be next year. Just hold out : )

    And yeah like the guy above me said, upgrade your HDD to 7200rpm or an SSD and/or get more ram. IF you feel you need the speed increase.
     
  4. crazichik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So performance wise, there is not a lot of difference to justify spending 2000+ dollars??
     
  5. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    for what you're doing - no. like the previous poster said, what for the redesign
     
  6. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

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    I noticed a huge performance update when encoding stuff using PavTube(Blu Ray stuff 3 hours for a 2 hour film) Handbrake no so much, still ripping a two hour commercial DVD in about 45min to 1:15 to the iPod Widescreen default settings. But nothing else you mentioned warrants a stronger processor....
     

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