New gen MBP better buy than previous gen?

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

  1. booch macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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