Looking at 15" Mac book pro but what specs should I look for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by michael31986, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    Should I get low range. Mid range or high range. Right now I have a 2007 Sony vaio. It's time to just have everything apple since all my other stuff is apple. Advice on what's best deal would be helpful.
     
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    Does it depend on your needs or are you simply looking for the highest specs?
     
  3. Matbookpro macrumors member

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    It depends on what you plan to do on your macbook

    I ordered my first mac yesterday, a macbook pro 15" anti-glare i7. (high range) and will order a Hitachi 7k500 harddrive tomorrow to upgrade that myself. I will be using it for photoshop and my photography, and general use, and will be trying out logic studio.

    So that's the one I chose, but it really just depends on your needs.
     
  4. DIMEZ macrumors 6502a

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    are you trying to buy new? and budget?

     
  5. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I want new for sure. I think mid might be better what does that one have above the low range.
     
  6. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Could you tell us at least a few things that you will be doing on the computer, otherwise no one can offer a recommendation. There's ram, hard drive space as well as CPU to take into consideration based on your needs so list on please? :)
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    So your needs in regards to what you use a computer for are irrelevant?


    Often the i5 2.4GHz is recommended over the i5 2.53GHz, as the difference in price does not mirror the difference in performance.

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  8. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Go with the low range. Generally that's your best value with macs. Also, the difference in a 2.4 and 2.53 is negligible. The i5 will do what you need. I you need a bigger HDD just buy one separate and install yourself.
     
  9. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I would just mainly use it to surf the web and download songs and iTunes and Microsoft office and maybe a little video/pic editing but just basic editing
     
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    Then the entry model (i5 1.4GHz) will suffice more than enough. Even the C2D 13" MB(P) will do that with ease.
     
  11. Matbookpro macrumors member

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    Maybe have a look at the 13" then?

    But the basic one will be fine for your use.
     
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    Making apple more money.
     

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