Need advice on when to buy and hardware size.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Plaidfox, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Plaidfox macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2011
    I'm currently looking to replace my Macbook Pro that I bought in the spring of 2006 with a new model. I've been looking at the 15" size and I was wondering if the extra .2GHz, 250 GB and updated video memory is worth the extra $400. I tend to use my Pro for video editing, some graphic manipulation, and gaming from time to time, so I'm definitely looking for a high end laptop, but I'm not sure if I need to spend the extra cash.

    Also, should I wait for the next model to be released? The buyer's guide on this site said I should, but it hasn't been updated since March.

    Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    the current model was just updated. I think the buyers guide says so.

    A bit more power is nice. Probably not worth $400, but since you can't upgrade later, if you can afford it, why not go with the high end model.

    A little issue here is the HDD. I would upgrade to an SSD, but the 256 is too expensive in my opinion. If you can live with 128GB, the upgrade is only $100 for the high end model, while it's $200 for the low end.

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