What should I do?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by waloshin, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Should I buy a new MPB 13'3 2.53 ghz, or a 2.4ghz MPB 15'5.

    1) Will play Diablo 3

    2) Will play StarCraft 2

    3) Snow Leopard

    4) WHat is the real word battery life on the 15'5 MPB 2.4ghz

    5) What is the real world battery life on the 13'3 MPB 2.53ghz?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    1. Okay.
    2. Okay.
    3. What about it?
    4. Look for the news article with "Eight Freakin' Hours" in the title. ;)
    5. I'm sure it's close to what Apple says.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Get base 13" MBP if you want 13" Mac and upgrade HD and RAM by yourself or 2.4GHz prev gen model if you want 15" screen
     
  4. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    Both of those machines are pretty much the same. Neither has dedicated graphics. I'd go for a previous generation 15" MBP myself. But if the choice is between those two, it's really about size. Speed won't differ too much.

    Battery life is said to exceed the 7 hours Apple quotes.
     
  5. mrj205 macrumors regular

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    1. Sounds fun.
    2. Sounds super fun.
    3. Not out yet, will be at the end of September, and you can get it for $9.95, assuming you buy a "qualifying" Mac.
    4. Supposedly great, lots of articles about it.
    5. I get very close to seven hours when just using word, mail, and safari on medium brightness. I imagine gaming would deplete it much quicker. But overall, the battery is great.
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Sorry people , but what does the previous gen Mpb 15'4 get for battery life?
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    My pre-unibody Penryn (second to last revision) gets around 4/4.5 hours, and the first unibodies got about the same.
     

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