New gen MBP better buy than previous gen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by booch, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. booch macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    I was ready to order my son a new MBP from the refurb site then I started reading all the threads on freeze ups on new MBP.
    .For the same price on Apples refurb site I can get either the 15 inch i5 2.4, 4g, 320g $1599 (canadian) or for the same price the 15 inch 2.66 Core 2 duo, 4g, 320g, with Nvidia geforce 9600M GT.
    Which would be the better computer? He does a lot of work with imovie.
    he is not a computer repairman so I want something reliable as he will be travelling with it and can't be running into the Apple store.
    Thanks for any help.
  2. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    the i5 2.4ghz is allot faster than the 2.66ghz c2d
    faster processor and faster gpu.
    you would be silly to not get the i5
  3. AnthrMacUser macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    I'm going into college in 2 weeks and I just bought myself at 15" i5 new 2010 macbook pro. It is a great machine. It's a base line, it's more than enough. I've tried imovie, it runs fine. I might upgrade the SSD since I don't have it in mine in the near future. I'm studying to be a digital art so SDD would be suitable for me. If your son does digital arts, movie, intense graphing etc then i would suggest getting the i5. i5 is more beneficial. :)

    I have the 2.4 ghz 4gb intel core i5, 15" mbp. :)
  4. JodyK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    Northern Atlanta suburbs
    I am 1 day into my new 2.66 i7 (just came from a dual core last gen 2.8) and this i7 is FAST! It runs circles around the 2.8!
  5. Ramphex macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2009

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