Which 15" Macbook Pro should I get?

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  1. Funnul macrumors newbie

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    Which 15" Macbook Pro should I get.

    OPTION A:
    15" Glossy Display
    2.0GHz Quad-Core i7
    500GB 5400rpm
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    AMD Radeon HD 6490M, 256MB GDDR5

    OPTION B:
    15" Glossy Display
    2.2GHz Quad-Core i7
    750GB 5400rpm
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M, 1GB GDDR5

    OPTION C:
    15" Glossy Display
    2.2GHz Quad-Core i7
    500GB 7200rpm
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    AMD Radeon HD 6750M, 1GB GDDR5

    Main use: Web-browsing, Word Processing (70%). Photoshopping (10%) Intensive Gaming (10%). Videoediting (10%)

    I am currently using a original Macbook 2009 (no unibody). 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM. I am satisfied with it apart from the fact that I cannot play any games (TOO LAGGY), as well as that it is often slow and irresponsive.

    I rarely play games although when I do try to play games, I want the computer to not lag in anyway whatsoever.

    Which 15" Macbook should I get? Will there be a noticeable/significant difference. I would love to buy the higher-end Macbook, but since I do not game often, I do not want my money going to waste.

    If the 2.0Ghz, lower-end Macbook Pro can still play games such as COD4, COD5, Portal 2, without any significant lag, I would take it.

    P.S. 5400rpm VS 7200rpm, which one should I get, I do not mind the storage much, although I have a friend that broke his 7200rpm hard drive very often in his MacBook...
     
  2. fallendusk macrumors newbie

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    Option B, imho. Much better graphics chip than the base 15". I'd also say the 7200rpm would be a waste for your usage.
     
  3. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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  4. articcine macrumors regular

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    I'd say option A the base model is more than enough for your use.
     
  5. Funnul thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, if you plan on any intensive gaming, which you said you do, that is probably the best.
     
  7. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    It basically just depends on how much gaming is worth to you. Is it worth the extra $400 ($300 with edu discount) for the much better GPU? For me the high-end 15" was an easy choice. If you go with the high-end and the extra 250GB of storage is of no concern to you then get the 7200rpm HDD.
     

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