mid-2010 15" MBP Owners : Which 2013 Haswell rMBP 15" are you getting?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pat.micunnis, Oct 27, 2013.

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★ ★ ★ For those that have ORDERED :

  1. intel pro only (stock): 2.0GHz / 8GB / 256GB storage

    12.1%
  2. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.0GHz / 8GB / 512GB storage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.0GHz / 8GB / 1 TB storage

    0 vote(s)
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  4. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.0GHz / 16GB / 256GB storage

    6.1%
  5. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.0GHz / 16GB / 512 GB storage

    0 vote(s)
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  6. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.0GHz / 16GB / 1 TB storage

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  7. intel pro only (BTO): 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB storage

    0 vote(s)
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  8. intel pro only (BTO): 2.3GHz / 8GB / 512GB storage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. intel pro only (BTO): 2.3GHz / 8GB / 1 TB storage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.3GHz / 16GB / 256GB storage

    3.0%
  11. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.3GHz / 16GB / 512GB storage

    9.1%
  12. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.3GHz / 16GB / 1 TB storage

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.6GHz / 8GB / 256GB storage

    0 vote(s)
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  14. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.6GHz / 8GB / 512GB storage

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  15. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1 TB storage

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  16. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB storage

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  17. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB storage

    9.1%
  18. intel pro only (BTO) : 2.6GHz / 16GB / 1 TB storage

    3.0%
  19. ★ 750M (stock) : 2.3GHz / 16GB / 512GB storage

    24.2%
  20. ★ 750M (BTO) : 2.3GHz / 16GB / 1 TB storage

    3.0%
  21. ★ 750M (BTO): 2.6GHz / 16GB / 512GB storage

    9.1%
  22. ★★ 750M (BTO): 2.6GHz / 16GB / 1 TB storage

    15.2%
  23. Other: 13" rMBP

    6.1%
  1. pat.micunnis, Oct 27, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2013

    pat.micunnis macrumors regular

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    #1
    Thread is open to mid-2010 MBP owners, 15".
    http://support.apple.com/kb/sp582

    Just curious if folks are going with the base $1999 (Intel Pro) or sup'd $2599 (750M dGPU) configuration.

    Currently I have the i5 2.53GHz 4GB RAM 500GB. She's running hot and becoming very slow with just Outlook, Chrome, Adobe Acrobat, Evernote and Itunes applications. :( So I've been counting down the days to getting the new rMBP! :)

    Upgrading to the sup'd up configuration 2.3 GHz / 16GB /1 TB / 750M. However I'm on the fence on whether to go with the 2.6 GHz / 16GB / 1 TB / 750M.

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR mid-2010?
    • I will be selling mine to turntronics, sellyourmac or buybackworld (480 - 490). Gazelle is low-balling!
    I rather not deal with craigsfist or ebay.
     
  2. ano0oj macrumors 6502

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  3. thaifood macrumors 6502

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    I have the same config as you. I've only updated the RAM to 8gb.

    I'm looking at 2.3/16/512 with 750M.

    Still um-ing and ah-ing though hehe...being a cheapskate and wanting a new laptop but not wanting to pay for it :p
     
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I went for the one with the 750M. I like the option to use dedicated graphics.
     
  5. Starfyre macrumors 68000

    Starfyre

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    Looking at 2.6GHz model, but am concerned about a number of factors like battery, heat, fan noise... no reviews out yet on it.... :(
     
  6. tmiw macrumors 68000

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    I actually downsized to a 13" 2.6/16/512. Time will tell if I will regret doing that.
     
  7. isephmusic macrumors 6502

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    im not sure if i should go to 13inch from 15. portability has now become a big factor for me
     
  8. Outsiderdude26 macrumors regular

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    #8
    Previously had a 2.66 Ghz /500GB (upgraded to a 120GB SSD + 1TB, removing the optical drive) / 8GB updated

    Went for the 2.3 Ghz/ 1TB / 16 GB
     
  9. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably the stock 15" 2.3 ghz /16 gb RAM / 512 GB SSD + 750m

    I'm doubting about doing the 1 TB SSD upgrade.
     
  10. tmiw macrumors 68000

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    The 13" rMBP is actually smaller in terms of form factor than the 13" MBA, just thicker at the front. The only compromise you'd be making is the GPU, which for me is not a big deal since I don't play intensive games on my machines. Plus, the 15" seemed way too big when I played with it at the Apple Store multiple times.
     
  11. nufanec macrumors regular

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    I sold my 2011 15" Anti-Glare MacBook Pro when the retinas first came out and went back to my old 2010 13" Pro which I have used since as the retina when first released just didn't quite cut it for me when I tried it out.

    Ordered my new 15" 2.3 / 16 / 512 / 750m yesterday. I was looking at the 2.6 but from the benchmarks it doesn't seem to be worth it. There isn't a boost in L3 cache like there was in the last generation and the benchmarks don't show it to be much faster, if any, so I just went for the 2.3. Can't wait to get it.
     
  12. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    #12
    Top 15", maxed! My wallet is screaming, but I'm going to go for it. ;)
     
  13. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    I'm coming from a 2.4GHz i5 2010 15" MBP and I picked up the 2.3 GHz i7 rMBP with the GT 750m. Loving it so far, it completely blows my old MBP away.

    The biggest improvement for me is the transition from the Intel HD graphics to the Iris Pro - it is absolutely night and day. I haven't got bootcamp running yet so I can't comment on the improvements in gaming with the new GT 750m compared to the 330m.
     
  14. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    Which storage option did you get? The 512 gb or 1 TB SSD? If it's the 512 gb SSD, there are no regrets?
     
  15. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    None whatsoever, 512GB is plenty for me. Also, TB2 offers some very decent external storage speeds (once they become available).

    The price of the 1TB upgrade was way too much anyway (over $600 extra in Australia).
     
  16. akramer macrumors member

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    #16
    I upgraded from an MC666LL/A (2.66GHz i7 w/1440x900 screen) to ME294LL/A, the 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB 15" retina.

    Needless to say, it's a nice upgrade. I had upgraded the mid-2010 to 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD, but the new machine is nicer in every single way.

    My work laptop is a 2012 rMBP, so I'm not sitting in awe of the screen like most people who upgrade will be doing for a few weeks.
     
  17. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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    Non. I just can't justify grtting a new one, because the 2010 runs fine (ram and ssd upgrade afterwards, i7 and high res display from the beginning)
    If I had to get one (for exampe because the chipset would fail again) I'd get the 2.3/16/512/750 one
     
  18. forgetcolor macrumors member

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    Ordered 15"/2.6/16GB/1TB/750m.

    Had to swap out my 2010 logic board a few months ago (did it myself) to be able to wait for haswell, but glad i did.
     
  19. eth macrumors newbie

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    How much did it cost and where did you get the logic board?

     
  20. sholzer macrumors regular

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    I'm still debating on which model to go for, but voted for 2.0/16/256 because I think I'm going to be cheap when it comes time to actually buy. That said, I might be trading my 2010 for a 13" 2012 with 2.9/8/128 to hopefully be able to sell that for more than my current one since I am having issues selling it. I might end up liking the 13" form factor in the time between I trade and sell it, so it might make my decision harder lol
     
  21. Pompiliu macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    I voted 750M (BTO): 2.6GHz / 16GB / 1 TB storage
    But i didn't read the first post, i'm coming from the 2012 rMBP, i'm not coming from the 2010 model (a.k.a. the dinosaur).
     
  22. phsphoenix macrumors member

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    I managed to pick up a 2.3ghz 16GB 512gb SSD model from the store right after they were delivered. Apparently they only received 3 of each new Macbook Pro model, so I managed to get one of three available machines. The waiting list must be miles long by now...
     
  23. pat.micunnis, Oct 28, 2013
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  24. Quash macrumors regular

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    Went for base model, really wanted to get into Crystalwell and 15 inch model without nasty GPU switching. Never use more than 8GB an most of my stuff is in the cloud or on our NAS so 256GB is more than enough. Base spec should have the best battery life and be the most quiet one.
     
  25. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    My 2010 15" MBP is running amazing still. It's upgraded with a 500 GB SSD from Samsung and 8 gb RAM.

    I think I'll keep it for my wife or daughter. They got old PC's, so they could use it. It's still working like a brand new computer and it will probably last 5+ more years.
     

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