MacBook Pro or...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Namji, May 15, 2016.

  1. Namji macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2010
    Hi All,

    I have a mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15inch, 2.4 GHz Intel i5, 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 memory, and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB graphics card. I am constantly at around 130 GB free of 318.84 GB ( other 244.66 GB ). I usually do RAW photo editing using photoshop and Lightroom and making short movies with iMovie. Other than that I normally use the laptop for browsing and listening to music.

    My current laptop is SLOW... I imagine it is mostly due to the updates of the OS and my old hardware can't keep up with the new software?

    Could you guys please recommend which laptop I should get next? I understand that there are some rumors of a new MacBook Pro which is scheduled for release in the next couple of months.. I was thinking about just upgrading to that but I wasn't sure what specs I should get? Thank you in advanced.
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    Honestly, just upgrade to 8 GB DDR3 RAM and SSD and you'll be fine.
  3. Namji thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2010
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    WWDC is a few weeks away, wait until then, as Apple may very well release an update to the MBP. I think any flavor of the 15" MBP will suit your needs, at this point, though I do think waiting to see what apple does is your best bet.
  5. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    The SSD and memory will help. My 13 2011 pro has a 16 GB and 500 GB SSD. My launch times Lightroom and Photoshop are 10 and 7 seconds respectively.
  6. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

    Jul 25, 2011
    I'd recommend waiting for the (likely) new Pro as others have suggested.

    Definitely look at getting at least 16GB RAM in a new Pro, the SSD size is your call. I recommend at least 512GB personally but lots of others will never even fully utilize 256.

    As others suggested you could just upgrade your current machine, but it sounds like you're leaning towards getting a new one anyways. Might not be a bad idea considering yours is 6 going on 7 years old. You could even sell your current machine or use it as a server. I definitely think you would notice significant improvements with more RAM and an SSD in your current machine, however whether that is a good decision to put that money into an older machine or not can only be determined by you.
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Well if you are looking for a 15 inch then just buy with storage space in mind and don't worry about the rest they only come with quad core i7's and 16gb RAM it doesn't sound like you need a dGPU so the only thing you'll really care about is storage.
  8. Spudlicious macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2015
    Bedfordshire, England
    That'll be the simplest and most cost-effective answer.

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