Need Help deciding on a 2010 Refurbished please :)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pcolaheadbussa, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. pcolaheadbussa macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    I am looking to get a macbook mainly for photo editing using aparture 3 and photoshop but would also like to do a little gaming since i have never had a decent computer in my life! Now i know i wont get a top of the line gaming machine, thats fine. Just want something that will kill time every so often when i am tired of editing photos. I am looking at 2, the 2010 13" 2.4 ghz which uses the 320m 256mb gpu or the 2010 15" 2.5 i5 with the 330m 256mb gpu. Would you expect any noticible leap in fps in the two machines? Any help appreciated guys. Almost considering the 15" model with the 330m 512mb gpu but really dont wanna spend the 200 extra, would rather that go towards applecare. Any advice appreciated guys. thanks
  2. frunk macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Even last generation i5 is a much-welcomed upgrade over C2D. In 2 years, C2D will be obsolete, while i5 (even 1st generation i5) will be nearing its end.
  3. moekaz8 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011

    Do you guys know if apple will have that offer again this summer where you get a free ipod with the purchase of a macbook? How likely is it to happen this time around? and do you know roughly when? im using an HP pavilion now and ive made up my mind, go apple or go home.
  4. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    Planet Earth
    They always do it in the summer. It's definitely going to start somewhere between the 2nd and 3rd quarter of the year.
  5. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
  6. pcolaheadbussa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    are there any gaming benchmarks out their? i have searched around with no success
  7. Palliser macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2007
    They have some really good refurb deals right now by Apple's standards, although they are still a bit pricey for several year old models compared to today's hardware costs elsewhere.
  8. Annerz macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    New Jersey
  9. skitzogreg macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2007
    Definitely. They have for almost 5 years, usually during back to school (July-August).
  10. pricej636 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2010
    Do yourself a favor and get the 15". The 2010 13" really struggled with anything but very basic stuff in Photoshop.
  11. moekaz8 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2011
    Sounds good thanks. I look forward to buying my first Macbook

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