Need some advice on a new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by budo09, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. budo09, Feb 27, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011

    budo09 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Currently have a late 2006 black book and it is strugggggling.

    I'm in school, mostly use my laptop for internet, listening to music, and sometimes poker. I don't have much media on my computer now- I've only used 150 GB's on my current laptop.

    Now my question is about a couple of different options:

    1) Getting low end 13" MBP and getting a 256GB SSD (MBA with better processor basically?)

    2) Getting the high end 13" and getting 8GB of RAM or

    3) Getting the low end 15" with no changes

    How much better will the graphics be with the 15" and when will I see the difference? I won't be gaming or anything like that.

    Pretty confused on what to get.

    Thanks for the help.

    edit: and I have no idea how to install RAM myself
  2. ender land macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2010
    you don't do anything on your computer which should even come close to making a processor based upgrade a good idea.

    All your choices are silly (especailly 1 and 2) if you just use your computer for incredibly basic things.
  3. v66jack macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    London, UK
    You don't do anything major enough to notice any upgrade you make in processor or graphics.

    My advice buy a standard 13" or 15" if you want a bigger screen and use it for a month. I'm pretty sure that everything will work just perfectly, however if you really find it too slow you can upgrade later.

    But I seriously doubt based on what you do with it an upgrade will be necessary at-all.
  4. budo09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Thanks for the reply.

    Any suggestions on SSD v. HDD?
  5. budo09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    If I got a MBA where would I notice the older processor the most?

    Would it be better for my purposes to get a MBA?
  6. Whitelightning macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2007
    MBA would be much better, the display compared to MBP...

    MBA is better than MBP glossy as it is more crisp, less reflections.
    MBA better than MBP anti-glare as colors looks less washed out an less blurry

    You shouldnt notice any speed problems for what you use it for.
  7. budo09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Hypothetically when would the older processor be a problem?

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