MBP specs for development

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by teitoklein01, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. teitoklein01 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I know that this question is too mainstream when asking for guidelines in buying the right macbook pro. I am a web developer and want to learn iOS development also. I saw someone selling a 13" macbook pro with these specification.

    Intel 2.26GHz Core2Duo
    8GB DDR3 PC1333Mhz
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB
    OSX 10.8.2 Mountain Lion
    160GB Intel SSD

    Do you think it is worth buying for $700? I usually open:

    Google Chrome
    MAMP
    Cyberduck
    Titanium Studio
    iOS Simulator
    xCode
    Adium
    Twitter
    Mail
    Colloquy

    Thanks for the replies!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. andymac2210 macrumors regular

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    That's a 2009 model, probably worth closer to $500 than 700.
     
  4. teitoklein01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, maybe I'll just save more pennies and go for i5 or i7 as you've said. But with the apps I listed that I open frequently do you think 8GB is a little bit too much?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    That is an okay amount of RAM, not too much, and with the 2011 MBPs you can upgrade to 16 GB of RAM, if you need to.
     

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