Planning on buying a macbook pro.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by FourSevenTeen, Nov 15, 2015.


Which mac?

  1. Iris Pro

    1 vote(s)
  2. GT650m

    0 vote(s)
  1. FourSevenTeen macrumors newbie


    Nov 15, 2015
    Hi. Mac noob here.

    I'm planning on buying a macbook pro as a second computer. I have narrowed my choices down to an older used macbook pro.

    Either a macbook pro with a 650m or a macbook pro with the iris graphics. This is more for basic tasks, and acting as a streaming computer (1080p60fps preferably, with be on bootcamp.) In the end, if I need extra power, I'll pay for an external gpu reader and an older graphics card.

    Light gaming, for times I cannot use my PC to stream the game over to the PC via in-home streaming on steam. By light gaming, I mean things like emulators.

    However, the main purpose, is for school work. I just like the idea of having a computer to carry with me. Like word processing

    At the same time, I need the macbook to have an i7 and 16gb of ram, and it MUST be a 15.4in model. So this is really down to, pay for gpu or iris graphics?

    Which would you recommend getting?
  2. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    I had the 650m back in 2012...and even then it wasn't that special.

    Get the most recent one you can..

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