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

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

  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    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


    Aug 24, 2007
    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

    Jun 1, 2011
    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

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

    Feb 1, 2007
  6. Performa636CD macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Cair Paravel
    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.

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