took the plunge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zyr123, May 19, 2015.

  1. zyr123 macrumors 6502

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    new- fully loaded 2015 15 inch retina
    old- base 2011 mbpro 15 inch.
     
  2. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    When do you get it? I'm looking to get the $2500 model to replace my recently sold 2010 MBP but I have to admit I'm a little disappointed with the update (Broadwell would have been nice but was hoping for a nvidia chip). I'm just waiting on benchmarks now.
     
  3. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    October 2011, they really designed the vram for fcp x its supposedly 80% faster now. Would've wanted broadwell but i'm still a happy camper.
     
  4. redb4n macrumors member

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    Nice! I bought the model with the AMD (no additional upgrades)

    This will be my first Mac, I'm super excited
     
  5. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    I mean when do you get the new one? I'm interested in benchmarks, specifically graphics benchmarks.
     
  6. sarakn macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats! I took the plunge - Dell to Mac - in October of 2013 after waiting 8 months for Haswell. My avatar shows the state of my Dell that was being held together by a butterfly clip - NO JOKE!

    Many people talk about Apple fanboys as if liking a stable product is a bad things. If being a fanboy is being happy with a solid product, fine with me. I bought the top of the line MBP and it's still performing very well - I've had a couple hiccups during that time, but nothing to make me consider going back to Dells. Also, the performance is still solid. With a Dell, I would have had to reinstall windows just to clean things up and make it perform like new.

    I'm tempted to buy a new mac, but not out of necessity. Honestly, I'm glad the processor was not upgraded because that would have been my excuse to purchase a new mac.
     
  7. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my father got the dell xps 13 for work, he's cfo if you were wondering thats how the two add up. Great computer, if i ever switched to the dark side ewww. it would be the 15 inch version of that.
     
  8. sarakn macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I had - the XPS 15 inch. Before that, the XPS 1640. Both times, fully loaded. I'm not quite a mac evangelist because of the cost, but the performance difference is night and day. Let's not forget the weight!

    My sister can't seem to avoid viruses and spyware and I told her a mac is what she needs.
     
  9. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    These new XPS laptops with carbon fiber/aluminium body, SSDs and QHD+ screens seem to be quite nice. They're what Macbook Airs should be these days.

    In a couple of years, I'll probably regret from buying a base Air with just 4GBs of RAM and a TN display. It's hard to go wrong with these newer XPSs...
     
  10. sarakn macrumors 6502a

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    They might be nice, but I think I'd stick with the macs for now. They look great and perform even better.
     
  11. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the 2.8GHz, 512GB, AMD dGPU model. I was tempted to get the iMac, but I like sitting in bed and working on photos rather than at a desk. Plus the 2.5x faster flash made the decision final. (Apple didn't say if the iMacs received double the SSD speed.) Also I couldn't care less about Broadwell, (it's what a 4.3% increase in CPU?) The Iris Pro 5200 still runs circles around the 6100. I like Crystalwell and think it's a great processor and find no need to get a processor that offers such a small increase in anything.



    Kal.
     
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