Origin Eon15-S vs MBP2011 Refresh

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by appleater, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. appleater macrumors member

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    Hey everyone, I am looking to upgrade to a hefty 15" gaming notebook (being saving over a year), the Origin Eon15-S comes out at the end of this month, but I know there will be a refresh of MBP by the summer & I know it will be very good too.

    The Eon can pack up to 16GB DDR3 Ram, whereas the current MBPs only 8 & I am expecting the same amount from the next gen lineup aswell. (not that 8 gigs isn't enough, but the more the better for running heavy game software.

    The Eon also has the GTX485M which is very good, but the MBP will most likely have ATIs 7000M lineup which is supposed to be 30% better than there 6000M series, & also Ivy bridge will be out by than.

    Both are going to cost around the same price of $2500, with that in mind it seems like I'd be getting more bang for my buck with the Eon (memory bluray etc), but it doesn't have all the sleekness & craftsmanship of the MBP nor the option to run OS X, however I would be running most heavy gaming software in bootcamp anyway, as Macs are really not designed as gaming notebooks.

    Is it worth the wait?
     
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  3. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP refresh will come with the same midrange parts that it always has, only updated. Look at the newer midrange Sandy Bridge laptops from HP and Dell and you will get an idea, just leave the quad core processors out. If you need a slim laptop with great battery life, get the MBP. If you need outright gaming performance, get the PC. If you're going to be running gaming software most of the time, you would be much better off with a PC.
     

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