Which MBP to buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sukion, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. sukion macrumors newbie

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    Hey Everyone,

    So my current situation is that I'm going to sell my 2010 15'' 2.66ghz i7 Macbook pro for roughly $1500 (Good deal?) and I'm looking to upgrade to the newer 2011 models. I would honestly love to go for the high end 15'' again because I like having my electronics lasting me a long time. But would it be worth spending that extra ~$500 (after Education discount) for it?

    I most likely won't bring it out anywhere with me cause my current setup for this macbook is that it's hooked to a display as my "Desktop" computer. I have a 2011 11'' MBA as my "on the go" computer so I don't think I'll need to lug the 15'' around anymore at all.

    I'll be using the computer for school mostly (Civil Engineering major) and I've started to use AutoCAD for classes. I also do some photo edits on the side as a hobby but I'm not really that good yet, although I would love to get better. I don't particulary game cause I prefer gaming on consoles.

    Any suggestions would be helpful =)
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    You may get a Mac Mini instead. It appears that either a dual-core 2.7 MHz i7 or a quad-core 2.0 MHz i7 is acceptable. You must upgrade the HDD(s) to the 7200 RPM HDD(s) or SSD(s).
     
  3. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    1) Why are you going through all of that trouble when you have a year old computer?

    2) For pricing, look at what Apple sells their refurbs for and go under that: people are going to look at your machine and then compare to Apple which gives a year warranty on top of a virtually "new" machine.

    You also have to look at C2D refurbs and iCore refurbs; shoot under the C2D refurb. However, why are you trying to sell and get a new machine anyway?
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Huh?

    Then why are you selling your 2010 model? It's perfectly fine for your uses (and in terms of technology).
     
  5. gmans46 macrumors regular

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  6. ColdFlame87 macrumors regular

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    From what I read it appears you're not going to be moving the Macbook pro at all, in that case I highly recommend just getting an iMac or Mac Mini. You already have a mobile computer why get another just to have it sit on your desktop?
     

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