Which MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boeing114, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. boeing114 macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2011
    I was either looking at the previous generation 15 inch with a dual core 2.8ghz cpu, 4gb of ram, and a 500gb hard drive. It also has 512mb 330m graphics card.

    It is between that and the newer 2.0ghz quad core, 4gb of ram, 500gb hard drive, and 256mb of hd6490 graphics.

    I use Adobe Web Premium CS5.5 mostly. I only play a few games, the most demanding is probably MineCraft.

    My main concern is the video card. I heard the gt330m is better than the hd6490?

    Also, does anybody know when the new macbook pros will come out? I've heard they'll come out soon, but if they won't come out in the next few weeks, I'll have to get a current one. Thanks!
  2. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    I'd go for the new 2.0 quad core or a refurbished quad core 2.2.

    MBPs are not expected to be "refreshed" until Ivy Bridge comes out; placing the refresh in the first quarter of 2012 (most likely).

    As always, the bottom line is that if you need one now, buy it now.
  3. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    I'd hit the new one... the architecture is so much better now.
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Go with the new one.

    2011 model is a quad core and not dual unlike the old ones.
  5. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    if you have some big money then go for 2011 MBP now!!! What are you waiting for?
  6. Ironsoccerman macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2011
    Detroit, MI
    actually notebook grade ivy bridge is june 2012 at earliest

    so there will probably be a refresh maybe redesign in 2011
  7. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    I didn't realize until now that IB was delayed . . .

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