Upgrade Advice from 2010 Mac Book Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mmmyesh, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. mmmyesh macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I currently have a 2010 Mac Book Pro and am looking to upgrade. All it would be for is email, internet, word processing etc but currently have a 15' screen and don't want to downsize so want advice on the best/cost efficient options for my needs.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. abdulkar.im macrumors 65816

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    2015 15" MBP with integrated graphics?
     
  3. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Replace the hard drive with solid state drive.

    If your laptop only had 4 GB RAM, upgrade to 8 GB.
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Why are you looking to upgrade? Would help to know why to give any useful advice.
     
  5. mmmyesh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my current laptop is just old and slow and want something new
     
  6. abdulkar.im macrumors 65816

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    Well the 2016 may be overkill for you, so 2015 15" if you want the next best thing?
     
  7. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    I would recommend a 2013, 2014, or 2015 refurbished model MBP-15. At an absolute minimum, my guess is the price is around $1,500. They currently have one model in stock, and it's a great computer. Arguably, the refurbished models go through a more rigorous quality control process than new, and come with the same warranty and optional Applecare. For your usage, the entry level models will be plenty capable for your needs for years to come.
    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/F...-22ghz-quad-core-intel-i7-with-retina-display
     
  8. mmmyesh thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. capelesshero macrumors member

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    I have a 2010 15" MBP as well, I upgraded the HDD to a SSD and it was a day and night comparison. Literally. I can only imagine how it would perform with the upgraded RAM. Anyways, yeah if you still want a 15" and are going to use it lightly I would recommend a refurbished 2014 or 2015 model, even those are a little overkill honestly. Especially the 2016. You can also check out a local Apple Store to compare models. I know they're still displaying the 2015 15" MPB, and you can also check out the smaller MacBooks. Perhaps they're not as small as you thought they were.
     

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