need help trying to buy new macbook pro 15''

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  1. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    Hi
    I am trying to get a new macbook pro moving to 15'' range:) I am down to 2 choices now, so just need the extra help.
    use= I use final cut pro a lot and photoshop and regular web browsing


    Choice 1 is refurb from apple stie around 1529
    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.0GHz quad-core Intel i7
    Originally released February 2011
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6490M



    choice 2 15'' Hi res anti glare 2010
    Apple Macbook Pro 2.53ghz Intel Core i5 Processor HIGH RESOLUTION ANTIGLARE MAXXED OUT with
    8gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm HDD
    In pristine condition with Wrapsol invisible skin, Incase FROST hardshell, Moshi Keyboard Protector, Moshi Palmguard
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If you care about render speed a lot then get quad core.

    Maybe with higher resolution + antiglare.
     
  3. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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  4. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    the first one is more up to date with a better processor and video card.

    it would help to know what you would do on the computer like basic **** like internet or are u gonna do graphic editing or anything? playing games? etc

    either would work really
     
  5. Barnzee macrumors regular

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    I honestly wouldn't even consider purchasing a MBP with out the High Resolution screen. They should make it standard like with the 17"
     
  6. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    Hmm...I would def go with option 1 if it had hi-res but 1440 x 900 on 15" would not work for me . I suggest you wait for better options on refurb site
     
  7. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    my need is rather urgent so I can not wait that long.
     
  8. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    i dont see anything wrong with a standard resolution.. its still crisp and clear. only reason to get high res is for pics and videos to edit since it makes more space.


    get the up to date one. if ur still unsure, apple store and compare the two.
     
  9. vlasciar macrumors newbie

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    Definitely get option #1 for faster rendering ability, and I'd suggest upgrading the RAM to 8GB. I'm sure 4GB will be okay for you right now, but adding another extra 4GB will make your FCP editing and rendering way easier.

    Editing videos on a 15" Macbook Pro won't be as fun as editing them with a 27" iMac. LOL.
     
  10. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    If you can live without the hi-res antiglare screen then choice 1 is the better choice.
     

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