Which MBP should I buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cuneyd, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Cuneyd macrumors member

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    Hi, I'm currently planning on purchasing a MBP in 2012. I'm waiting for the next year's version mostly because I don't like the Intel 3000 graphics card, and I'll have enough money by then. Other then that I love the design. I wanted a 13" because it's portable and the others are just way too big for me, but I need power as I plan on studying computer engineering in the future, I also need the laptop to last for a good 4-5 years as it probably will considering how durable it is. The current 13" seems more like a web-surfer. I need something that can handle anything I throw at it, I will also be using bootcamp. I want a quad-core with an SSD so it will be a custom configuration. The current 13"s don't have quad core :( Hopefully next years model will. Am I just dreaming or is there a possibility for that to happen? So in short I want:

    Portability - Power - Good graphics card - Quad Core - Good Price

    What do you think I should do? Buy this years MBP or wait? Get a 13" or a 15" or maybe even a 17"...? Any other advice in general?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Hardware may very well be refreshed between now and then. Any answer you get today should be taken with a grain of salt.
     
  3. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

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    I was in the same dilemma. I went with the 13" and couldn't be happier.

    One question, though. Why not a MacBook Air?
     
  4. Cuneyd thread starter macrumors member

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    The MBP is much more powerful. While the MBA is nice I like the Pro's design better. Again the main reason being power. Thanks for the advice, so you think I should buy?
     
  5. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Current MBP's, even the 13" are more than just web surfers. Considering your iPhone is a more powerful computer than all desktops built 10 years ago, and those computers did some major stuff - I think it's pretty safe to say buying one today won't disappoint you.
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    The 13" definitely isn't underpowered, and is capable of much more than websurfing. I have a late 08 macbook with a good bit less power and it can still handle engineering software, so I think you're underestimating the current 13"
     
  7. Cuneyd thread starter macrumors member

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    Will it be enough for engineering programs and such?
     
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yes. However, at least at my school it was very seldom necessary to actually use your own computer for the engineering programs.
     

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