Still Loving the 2010 MBP :)

thecharlesmoore

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Jan 12, 2011
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Hello.
I recently went to Best Buy and had to choose between the 2011 MBP and their last 2010M MBP. Both were 15" and my decision might shock you.
I chose the 15"! and I am TRULY happy I did. Don't get me wrong, the 2011 is AMAZING and VERY impressive, but I just didn't need all the power it supplied. I officially switched from a Intel Pentium 4 Processor, 2 GB of RAM, 75GB (yes, 75 GB) Hard Drive, and a NVIDIA 7200 GS Graphics card. Needless to say, this Mac. rocks!

Has anybody else recently purchased and/or still rocking their 2010 MBP with pride? :)
 

c1phr

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Jan 8, 2011
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I purchased about a month before the refresh (well aware that there would be a refresh within the next few weeks) and I love mine.

My situation was based on budget, I could either afford a refurb 15" or a brand new refreshed 13", new 15" was out of the question. At that stage, I had read a lot about the graphics issue and was pretty convinced that intel graphics would end up being used in the new machine, leaving the choice easy to me.

I'm glad I did since it provides all the power I need for work and play, and the bigger screen really helps to have more code on the screen at a time (Web Designer/Software Developer).
 

ranviper

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Oct 10, 2010
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Adirondacks, NY
I got mine in august not realizing there was a refresh coming in just a couple months, but i do a little gaming on mine and i am very happy i stuck with mine! :D and as far as regular daily tasks go, it runs absolutely great as is, no need for a quad core or dual core i series CPU for now.
 

mulo

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Aug 22, 2010
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Behind you
I just sold my 2010 i7 17" for $2200, gotta love inflation overseas, so a got a friend to pick me up a new one from the us! all in all, i lost $350 but gained a brand new MBP!
 

iPhone1

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Apr 2, 2010
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Silverdale, WA
It sucks that the 2011 13" MBP is more powerful than my 2010 15" i7 but I left the world of spec-chasing when I switched to Mac from Windows.
 

mulo

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Aug 22, 2010
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Behind you
It sucks that the 2011 13" MBP is more powerful than my 2010 15" i7 but I left the world of spec-chasing when I switched to Mac from Windows.
haha this is so true! i'm really looking forward to reviews of the Intel HD graphics 3000.
I however never left the word of spec chasing :D
 

Buck987

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Jan 16, 2010
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It sucks that the 2011 13" MBP is more powerful than my 2010 15" i7 but I left the world of spec-chasing when I switched to Mac from Windows.

spot on..my 2010 13" does quite well...and my 11" air is a titan among machines
 

infamous84

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Oct 7, 2010
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I just sold my 2010 i7 17" for $2200, gotta love inflation overseas, so a got a friend to pick me up a new one from the us! all in all, i lost $350 but gained a brand new MBP!
damn, i wish i could get that much for my 17' the most ive seen them go for in the US is 1900
 

silverf1re

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Mar 3, 2011
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I actually bought the 2010 15 inch after the refresh. Quad core and faster ram would be nice but so was the 400 bucks still in my pocket :) may even put it tword the iPad 2
 

vsighi

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Jun 22, 2010
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San Diego, CA
I just sold my 2010 i7 17" for $2200, gotta love inflation overseas, so a got a friend to pick me up a new one from the us! all in all, i lost $350 but gained a brand new MBP!
You lost battery time...all what you have now is just a powerfull desktop.:cool:
 

ECUpirate44

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Mar 22, 2010
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It sucks that the 2011 13" MBP is more powerful than my 2010 15" i7 but I left the world of spec-chasing when I switched to Mac from Windows.
So true! There will always be something better. Truth is, the machine I have now could suit my needs until it craps out on me, but as you can see from my sig, i'll probably update when Rockwell comes out.
 

The Catalyst

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Dec 4, 2009
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with the 2010 machines; you made a wise choice.

Chasing technology will drive you bonkers if you let it.
 

marshallbedsaul

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Nov 14, 2007
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Maryland
I love my 2 month old 13'' 2.66 a i5 would be great, but honestly I do not game or do heavy video editing or photo. I just use facebook read the new surf the web and some youtube. This supports my needs 10000%
 

aznguyen316

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Oct 1, 2008
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Tampa, FL
I'm assuming you got a little deal on the 2010? A hundred or two hundred bucks off? If it was the same price, then I'd say you crazy =D
 

Kevenly

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Nov 22, 2008
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The wrong planet.
I got a BTO MBP, 17", 512 SSD, 8 G RAM, 2.8 i7 at the end of November.
I feel pretty burnt considering the new 13" trounces this $4k machine.
I've never had the value of something vanish so quickly. I can't imagine
I could even sell it used at this point since you can get a better computer for $1200. It would have a 13" screen but for $300 you could buy a pretty nice desktop monitor for home use.
 

mark28

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Jan 29, 2010
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It sucks that the 2011 13" MBP is more powerful than my 2010 15" i7 but I left the world of spec-chasing when I switched to Mac from Windows.
Not if you use CUDA. Some processes in Photoshop with filters can be 8-9 times faster with a NVIDIA card :p
 

tmagman

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Nov 7, 2010
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Calgary AB
still love my i7 15" 2010... Just put in the extra 4GB of RAM and it is a beast now. Sure more speed would always be nice but this thing serves me just fine! Besides... I dont like AMD/ATI Graphics :p
 

Mik3F

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Feb 3, 2011
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Love my 2010 13". Does everything I want and need it to do. Don't feel the need to upgrade now but will more than likely do so if there is a complete redesign
 

t0rr3s

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Dec 23, 2010
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Traded my 9 month old 2010 13" for a 2010 i5 15" in mint condition with cash topup. I've always wanted the 15 and am very much enjoying my new baby. ;)
My 2010 already had the 8gig of ram and SSD so after transferring them to the i5, you've got a powerful enough machine as it is.