Late 2010 13" MBP vs 2011 MBP 13" w/GoPro HD 1080p video transfer/editing??

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  1. VeNoMiZeD macrumors 6502

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    Hello there,

    I did some little searching and couldn't come up with the answer. I just bought my 13" MBP base model in the last week of December and obviously the new 2011 one is out now. I just bought a GoPro 1080p helmet cam and now will be doing a lot of video transfering and editing. Should I sell my 2010 MBP with a little loss and get the newer one? I don't mind losing some money, but wanted to know would I see a major difference if I get the newer one when doing editing and transfering HD videos. My current one has core 2 duo. Let me know if there is any other reason why I should or shouldn't if you know of any. Thanks!
     
  2. VeNoMiZeD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so I just wanted some last second advice. I may have a potential buyer for my recently bought 2010 MBP that was purchase last week of December. Do you think it would be worth to get the low end 2011, If I able to recoup $900+ on my last MBP? I will be doing a lot of transferring and video editing on my gopro camera that has 1080p video. Thanks again!
     
  3. VeNoMiZeD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can anybody answer this, please! I wanted some people that more experience and knowledge on computers. Thanks!
     
  4. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of editing? What software? Quadcores are great, but don't know if you absolutely need it
     
  5. VeNoMiZeD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just transferring video from Gopro Camera and making youtube videos pretty much. I would probably use Imovie or something similar. I was thinking of buying Aperture and using to edit pictures and stuff. I just bought this late 2010 MBP but I have a potential buyer that is willing to pay $900. It would be a $200 loss but I would be able to upgrade to a I5 processor. Is it worth it? Plus It would make my computer future proof, right? Right now Im on a c2d.
     
  6. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    I do a lot of video editing in FCP on my c2d 2.53.

    I believe you would see a VERY nice bump going from a c2d 2.4 to an i5, or better yet, an i7.

    Remember, the current i7 13MBP is more powerful than the top of the line last generation models.

    something to think about for sure
     
  7. VeNoMiZeD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    With that being said, is it worth for me to upgrade to the 2011 13" MBP i5 for $300 extra for my case? I would like the I7 but that's more then I want to spend.
     
  8. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     

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