Still Loving the 2010 MBP :)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thecharlesmoore, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. thecharlesmoore macrumors member

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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? :)
     
  2. c1phr macrumors 6502

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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).
     
  3. ranviper macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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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!
     
  5. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  6. mulo macrumors 68020

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    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
     
  7. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    spot on..my 2010 13" does quite well...and my 11" air is a titan among machines
     
  8. infamous84 macrumors member

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    damn, i wish i could get that much for my 17' the most ive seen them go for in the US is 1900
     
  9. silverf1re macrumors regular

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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
     
  10. vsighi macrumors 6502

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    You lost battery time...all what you have now is just a powerfull desktop.:cool:
     
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    my 2010 MBP does everything I need it to ... no need for a new one
     
  12. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  13. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    He didn't lose battery time, he just got a more accurate estimate from Apple. ;)
     
  14. infamous84 macrumors member

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    yah i thought the same thing after contemplating to upgrade or not
     
  15. mulo macrumors 68020

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    +1!
    besides its no effort to shut down two cores should i desire so?
     
  16. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  17. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    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%
     
  18. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    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
     
  19. silverf1re macrumors regular

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    300 for being last gen 100 for student discount. So about 22% off.
     
  20. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    good deal!
     
  21. Kevenly macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  22. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Not if you use CUDA. Some processes in Photoshop with filters can be 8-9 times faster with a NVIDIA card :p
     
  23. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  24. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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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
     
  25. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

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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.
     

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