Last minute second guessing, did I choose the right MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amycishere, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    #1
    So last night I ordered a 13 inch customized 2.3 ghz with a 500 gb hard drive and 8 gb of memory. I plan on downloading and learning some new programs like with photography and drawing and such. I am out of school but still do make presentations and all of that. I am not a gamer but can i still play some games and such if I wish? The 2.7 i7 just looks on paper to be much faster but much more money. i currently have a macbook 2006 but liked alot of the features that the 2011 MBP's offered that the macbook did not.
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    Location:
    Minnesota
    #2
    You got a good one. the bump in CPU power would be most beneficial for video work, and to a lesser degree, photo work. For your stated uses, the 2.3 should suit you well.
     
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Cimmerian End
    #3
    you made the right choice. the 2.3ghz i5 is a better value, not to mention you most likely will not notice that much of a difference between a 2.3ghz i5 and a 2.7ghz i7. you'd basically be paying $300 for an extra 180gb hdd space and to go to the 2.7ghz i7, which probably isn't worth it.
     
  4. palpatine macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    #4
    i agree. you should be fine. if not, return and get 15?
     
  5. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
  6. Performa636CD macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2006
    Location:
    Cair Paravel
    #6
    Depends on the kind of games you want to play and how long you want to use your laptop. If you plan on buying a new laptop in a few years, I think you made the right choice.
     

Share This Page