macbook pro 2.0 vs 2.2?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mhockey91, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. mhockey91 macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking on buying a mac and cannot decide on the 15 inch 2.0 ghz vs 2.2 ghz and my main reason to consider the 2.2 ghz is because the graphics card is significantly better i did a lot of research and i want to get the one that would be best for my needs and i dont want to get the 2.2 ghz if i dont see much of a difference

    my main uses are

    -small gaming
    -lots of hd video watching
    -editing videos through imovie (i will do it but only occasionally and its not my main priority)
    -windows 7 through bootcamp
    -lots of internet browsing
    -lots of multitasking
    -last at least 3 years

    i was just wondering on which model to get or even wait for the next gen macbook pros if they come in 2011 and i just wanted to here some input from the macrumors community

    is it worth the 300$ dollar upgrade?
     
  2. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    the 2.2 with the GPU is better for gaming.

    but if you get the GPU, when you run in bootcamp, IIRC that's the only graphics you can use. You cannot switch back to the integrated one, which makes for rather bad battery life in windows...
     
  3. ahdickter macrumors 6502

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    Any gaming well benefit from the better graphics card. The 2.2ghz CPU will also help in any video editing or encoding. Good luck! :apple:
     
  4. lifeinhd macrumors 65816

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    I would shell out the extra $$$ for the 2.2, just for this reason:

    -small gaming

    Unless you're only playing 6-year-old games, you will notice a difference.
     
  5. mhockey91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks and also are there any new leaks to when the next macbook pro comes out
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    A macbook air would be powerful enough for you. Go with the base model unless you plan on gaming a lot.
     
  7. mhockey91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and my gaming would be stuff like asphalt adrenaline 6 because most of my big gaming is done on the ps3 :p
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Then the base model would be just fine for you, games like that will play relatively well in a 5 years old computer.
     
  9. mhockey91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks then i think the 15 inch 2.0 ghz model is the one i will get :apple:
     
  10. mhockey91, Aug 10, 2011
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    mhockey91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unless there are new leaks (i already saw the TUAW) that prove there is a new macbook pro coming before Christmas 2011
     
  11. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Windows battery life sucks anyways.

    That post made no sense, but to clarify - there will be no update before Ivy Bridge. If we see an 'update' at all, it will include BTO options for some potential new high-end Sandy Bridge CPU's at year end.
     

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