New 13" MBPs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by missr, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. missr macrumors newbie

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    My 2007 MBP just died, and I need to get a new one. I need a 13", NOT 15"... I waited for the new machines but the 13" specs are confusing me with the change in graphic card and processor speed.

    Should I get:
    13" - 2.3GHz Core i5 320GB/4GB @ $1,199.00
    or
    13" - 2.7GHz Core i7 500GB/4GB @ $1,499.00
    (Do you think $300 is really worth it? i5 vs. i7?!)
    or
    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo @ $929.
    or
    ?????

    I do graphic design but I don't tend to do too much heavy duty rendering. I'm leaning towards the new 13" i5 model, but I really can't decide.... HELP :(
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I say 13" i5
     
  3. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    1199 dollars one.

    i5 is really fast enough for most of people even with video editing.

    I see 1499 dollars one as least favorable one out of all MBP line up.

    I personally like 1199 dollars one and 2199 dollars 15 MBP.
     
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  5. missr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys - I just needed someone to push me in the right direction :)
     
  6. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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  7. missr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hm, could you please tell me why you think the i7 makes sense...?

    I def want at least 500GB HD upgrade, so I'll order online. This way I don't have to open the machine and swap the drive for warranty purposes... just in case. Or is that something I don't have to worry about?
     
  8. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Same. I don't see how this would hurt in the future, esp. with education discount...it's cheaper :eek:.
     
  9. missr thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. iTouch1987 macrumors member

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    what will you be doing?

    imo, i will be getting the i7. just that extra knowing of speed in the back of my head will be good. the 15" looks fantastic, but i can't justify jumping for it.
     
  11. BitterMelon macrumors newbie

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    I'd say i5, I just ordered one myself. I figured that for those $300 you can get lot's more memory (3rd party) or a nice SSD. They will do more for the overall performance than the i7.
     
  12. missr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is so hard... I'm thinking perhaps get the low end and replace in 2-3 yrs when they make a significant update... this update was basically just the processor swap. OR even go for the last gen refurb?! I'm so so so confused!!!:confused:
     
  13. Forkaster macrumors member

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    I don't know how I could help your decision.

    In fact I have a question of my own.

    Do you guys think that the i5 and i7 in the 13' will cause heat issues?
     
  14. missr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok... just placed an order. Am getting the i5 13" for now. Will see how I like it - might replace HD to SSD, and up the RAM with after mkt stuff. Will report back! Thx everyone.
     

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