Looking for a MBP for me brother

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  1. AbeFroman77, Jul 3, 2011
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    AbeFroman77 macrumors 6502

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    He's an amateur photographer and mainly uses Lightroom and Photoshop. I was planning to spend $1500 for a Windows laptop but BH has this 2010 MBP (New) for $1800. Is there a Mac that can do the job well for $1500 or is it worth spending $300 more for this MBP:

    2.8GHz Intel Core i7
    4GB (2x2GB) RAM
    500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
    nVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512MB GPU
    15.4" Antiglare High-Res Widescreen LED Backlit Display

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/761948-REG/Apple_MC847LL_A_15_4_MacBook_Pro_Notebook.html
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    The 2010 or 2011 mbp will fit his needs just fine.
     
  3. Lwis macrumors newbie

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    Personally, I think if you're spending this kind of money it's not worth skimping out. I've known people to skimp out on the £90 difference between a high and low res screen, I think it's silly and they will usually regret it later down the line.

    Remember, you're buying something you're probably going to keep for years. Buy to last!
     
  4. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What am I skimping out on?
     
  5. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is that 2010 MBP I linked the cheapest one available without buying used on ebay?
     
  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Skip the 2010 model, and pony up for the current model.
     
  7. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    No, there was a 2.4 ghz i5 2010 model, but it was only a dual core, the 2011 is a quad core. As others have suggested, if you have the extra cash get the 2011 but the 2010 Arrandales are no slouch and will get the job done.
     
  8. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My budget was for $1500. I'm willing to bump it to $1800 but I only found that 2010 from BH to fit the bill.
     
  9. Lwis macrumors newbie

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    You said you want to spend $300 less, you pay for what you get and what you get is what you pay for mate!
     
  10. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For my budget, if I go with a 2011 MBP, it'll only have the 1440x900 display.
     

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