Macbook Pro 15'' - 3 needs

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  1. sportsfan1234 macrumors member

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    B/c I want the MBP w/ the 15'' screen & High-Res AG. I'm leaning towards the 2.4GHz, 500GB @5400) Considering I am a standard user and not a gamer, I think that I should be fine with this choice. I only use my computer for Office, Limewire, You tube, Standard Browsing, FB and Poker.

    My 3 needs are here:

    1) Fast computer that won't slow down when have limewire, ppt, youtube, poker, fb all open at the same time
    2) Sharp screen (I would get the 13'' MBO but they don't offer it with the Hi-Res AG)
    3) Not obnoxiously noisy when running

    I think the choice listed is the one I need.
     
  2. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

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    You could get the 13" and buy a anti-glare film
     
  3. sportsfan1234 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    Those apps are all basic. You're going to run into bandwidth limitations before you run into computing resource limitations.
     
  5. mansanas macrumors regular

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    what poker site do u play on? i only know of sportsbook.com and the poker client is only for windows
     
  6. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    Pokerstars has a Mac client.
     
  7. sportsfan1234 thread starter macrumors member

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    My internet connection right now is decent- cabe modem. But when computer is constantly stalls and is "not responding" when I have multiple apps opened up- its so annoying. I want to throw it out the window. Is boardband ? Is that just my internet connection itself ???
     
  8. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    I was saying that those apps will run easily on an MBP, but I can't say that about your current setup because I have no idea of what it is.
     
  9. sportsfan1234 thread starter macrumors member

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    So i have no real need to upgrade to the 7200rpms with what I am running then correct ?
     
  10. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    If you're buying an MBP, I wouldn't waste money on your current computer.
     
  11. sportsfan1234 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was referring to the 7200pms on the MBP. My desktop now is shot. It's time for an upgrade. My options right now are ATA Drive 500Gb @ either 5400rms or 7200. I am not going SSD. (please see 3 needs listed in origional post) For my needs, and what I'd by using my computer for ( multiple non-complex apps running at once) it sounds like the 5400rmps will be more than enough. I don't want to waste $$$ and buy the 7200 if it will be louder and I wont even notice the difference...

    I play on fulltilt. My brother has it on his mac, I know you can download it for Mac
     
  12. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    The 7200RPM drive will give you generally better performance, so I would say that it's worth the money.

    If you go for the base 15", buy the upgraded HDD yourself and install it. If you get the 2.53 or i7 model, just upgrade to 7200RPM through Apple because it's cheaper that way.
     
  13. sportsfan1234 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm new to all of this stuff...

    1) What is HDD ?
    2) Why do I need it ?
    3) How much does it cost for what I need ?
    4) Are there different sizes ?
    5) How do I install it ? ( is it like an external hard drive or like a disc or what???)
     
  14. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    HDD stands for hard disk drive. It's just a hard drive. There's nothing fancy or different about it.
     
  15. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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  16. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    You could get the 13" and get an even higher resolution external monitor. That setup would be cheaper too.
     
  17. itripped macrumors member

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    Dude, seriously forget all that stuff. You got it right the first time. Get the 15" non-glossy screen macbook pro and you will love it. That computer with the 5400 rpm drive will kick the balls off your old computer. No worries at all.

    How do I know? I have the 13" and I can do all of the things you said you needed to do with no problems. Save your extra cash and gamble it on full tilt. Don't worry about those details. The only extra you might want to consider is Applecare (the extra warranty).
     
  18. jeff^d macrumors member

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    Do you even need a laptop? Seriously, just about any modern computer with a nice external monitor would meet your 3 needs. You're wasting money getting a MBP. That's a lot of money to spend for a pretty screen to play poker on.
     
  19. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    13" MBP with a external monitor would be a great choice I think. It's portable, it's cheaper, and for multitasking a physically large monitor (like 20+ inch) will be much more comfortable than a 15" monitor.
     

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