Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ifti, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I use my MacBook Pro (spec in sig) mainly for iMovie and Final Cut. Other uses are not taxing.
    Will I see much of a benefit by upgrading to a newer MBP - was looking at the 2.9GHz i7 13" model? (Would retain the SSD)
    I assume encoding times etc will be faster, and rendering will also be faster - but are we talking a big difference or shaving a few seconds here and there?
     
  2. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming you're coming from a Core2Duo 2.66Ghz, you will see a massive improvement with the i7 at that speed.
     
  3. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So for me it will be a worthwhile upgrade, considering my usage?
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Defs :)
     
  5. daleski75 macrumors 68000

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    You would see a massive boost in performance from a old C2D.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    That's what I'm hoping once my new MBP arrives.

    At this point, I think its a good idea for the OP to take the plunge as well :)
     
  7. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Man, I'm so tempted!! SO tempted!

    If I was to sell my current system (I would leave the 8GB RAM, but restore to a 500 or 750GB HDD and keep my SSD for the new MBP), how much should I be aiming for?
    I tried Mac2Sell etc, but those places massively underestimate prices IMO.
    I'm thinking around £600?
     
  8. daleski75 macrumors 68000

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    I am giving this place a go https://www.sell-your-laptop.co.uk/ as they offered me £569 for my Macbook Air 2011 Model which was more than mac2sell, cex and apple and get very good reviews.
     
  9. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded from a mid-2009 C2D to a late-2011 i7 and the difference in Lightroom was massive, so I'd expect you to see an even bigger difference with video.
     
  10. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, will give them a go ;)
     

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