Macbook Pro 13" 2010 vs 2012

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  1. zxcvb12345 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, so do i really missed if i choose 2010 over the recent 2012?. I'm gonna use it for Java Development, Photoshop, little bit of editing video and music, quite few gaming, namely NBA2k13? League of Legends via Bootcamp?. Im asking because the 2010 obviously its cheaper, cost only $971.94 in our country than the 2012 which is $1457.90. That Core2Duo and Intel i5 really has major advantage with the 320m and Intel HD4000?.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If you're going to be gaming on it, I suggest you go with the 2012. The HD4000 is quite a bit better than the nvidia 320m.
     
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    To give you an idea of the speed improvement in newer generation Core CPUs -

    A core i3 (dual core) is roughly similar speed to a core2 quad at similar clock speed.

    An i5 is much, much faster than a core2 duo in general purpose stuff.

    If you're dealing with things the i5 has additional hardware instructions for (e.g., AES encryption, used by filevault) it is up to 20-30x faster than a core2 at that task.

    It also has quicksync, which apple use for airplay support - hence, core2 and earlier machines can't do airplay.
     
  5. zxcvb12345 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see, so using the macbook pro 13" 2010 version for the next four years or so is really a bad idea?.
     
  6. makaveli559m macrumors 6502

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    Intel Graphics are not good from the videos I seen with people playing Crysis on a 2010 with the 320m vs the 4000 the 320m is still better.
     
  7. Laco macrumors 6502

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    This is absolutely true. For example, I was just playing Assassins Creed Brotherhood on medium settings and it ran perfectly on a 13 Macbook Pro with Intel HD 4000 graphics.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The HD4000 is about twice as powerful as the 320m. I can't see how Crysis runs better on the slowe card unless there was a driver issue.
     
  9. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Dont buy the 2010 13inch MBP for the things you want to use it for - it will drag. Get the 2012
     
  10. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Frankly neither will be great for gaming, though the 2012 will be passable.

    For just about everything else, the 2010 will probably be fine for the next 2-3 years if you put 8GB of RAM and a faster drive in it (both of which you'd want to do with a 2012 as well).

    Given your desire to game, however, sounds like what you really need is a 2011 cMBP-15. Just avoid the early 2011 base model because the AMD 6490M graphics card w/256MB vRAM is not the best for gaming.


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