Some questions before buying...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zeiter, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. zeiter, Mar 22, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011

    zeiter macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I am about to buy a new MBP, but I have some questions before ordering it.

    1: Is the Apple ssd that bad (supported by TRIM in os X) if I don't do transfers a lot? The only transfer I do is like downloading stuff from the internet or watch some 1080p snowboard videos. I do not have a network nor a server. Everyone seems to talk about the Vertex III one, is it that better? Should I wait for this one?

    2: The SSD is 128gb the one I am looking to put it. Now, I have a silly question. With my music on itunes, how can I manage to put it all on an external drive? Is 128gb enough? Is it better to buy the 500gb hdd instead if I am not doing anything intensive?

    3: I currently have the nvidia 8600m gt with 256mb of memory. The new videocard with the base model, is it really better? I guess so, but should I buy the 1GB one if I don't do any 3d softwares..I might do photo editing later on when I get a reflex cam.

    That is all for now, thanks a lot of your input and help me make a nice decision.
     
  2. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    the info you provided is vague and is work to decipher.

    Don't play games then vid card doesn't matter much.

    Wouldn't do my own SSD in a MBP because of lack of Apple support. Wait until Lion. Or buy with Apple-installed SSD.
     
  3. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    For the SSD, if you search the forums, you will find a WEALTH of knowledge and info.

    The new MBP are superb. I had a Penryn 2.5 GHZ w/512 MB 8600GT card. The new one I got is 2.2 GHZ i7 w/1GB 6750M and it is night and day difference. Let me say this.. I had NEVER played a game on the computer before, but now I have bought Borderlands and NBA 2K11 and want to get BlackOps and such.
     

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