old vs new macbook pro 13

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by foe84, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. foe84 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2011
    Which is better? bc new doesn't seem to always mean better. I know there's an i7 core option, but that isn't worth the extra cost? Is i5 that much faster and overall better to the point where buying new over discounted 2010 model is worth it? I don't play games, basic pc use. I'm coming from a 3 yr old HP and totally lost patience witn Windows.

    Hands in advance
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    If you are a basic user, just grab an 11 or 13 Air since I'm guessing you do not really need the optical drive. Faster SSD, higher resolution screen it should be better suited for you unless there is a reason you need a Pro.
  3. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
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    I'm wondering the same thing. I already have a 2010 MBP and a ssd so if I got te new one I would just slip the ssd right in. So that is not a problem. Would it be worth he extra 200 or so for the i5 if I do normal stuff- facebook, office, iTunes, YouTube, hulu...sometimes some at the same time?
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd say that you'll not really take advantage of the i5 doing normal stuff like that.
  5. Mik3F macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2011
    agree with that,

    I have the 2010 13" MBP and have no reason to upgrade based on teh new specs.

    Come the Fall redesign, things may be different
  6. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    If you had a 2010 already, then it's debatable. But as of now, buying new, just get the i5. It'll make up any small ~8% decrease in graphics with over 40% increase in CPU usage... other than that.. meh lol Only worthy MBP is high-end 15" or 17"
  7. foe84 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2011
    I was considering the air, but I can't get over the thinness of it. Exactly how do u put an ssd in and run just the os off of it?...maybe something I consider in the future.

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