Worth buying a MBP 13" 2010? (MB 2010 will be better?)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iPlatypus, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. iPlatypus macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I've been lurking MacRumors ever since 'the wait for Arrandale' began and finally decided to sign up now so I could post this thread. I've been a Windows user for a long time now and I have a Win7 rig at home.

    However, I'll be going to uni later this year so I need a good portable notebook that's suitable for the common mailing 'n surfing, but also for doing some programming in Eclipse (Java) and PHP work etc. I still have my Win7 box at home for gaming and things that require larger screensize, but for the notebook... I feel really attracted to OSX with a MBP. :rolleyes:

    It will be my first Mac, but my desktop dualboots with OSX and I love it. So that's why I have decided that my school notebook will be a Mac. This is why I have been closely watching the rumors for the new MBPs and ofcourse I was pretty disappointed when I saw that the 13" model still had a C2D cpu...

    It's not that I need a beefed up CPU in my notebook (... I have a 3.6 GHz quad at home :p), but it feels 'wrong' to buy a MBP 13": even the 2009 MacBook has a C2D, so what will the MB 2010 update bring? Is it really worth the extra money? Anyone with a similar situation?

    Looking forward to your answers, thanks guys! :D
     
  2. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    If you mean the white macbook it wont be any better then the 13" MBP updated on Tuesday.
     
  3. dendritic cells macrumors member

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    Agree, apart from the larger HDD like what they did last year.

    If you don't need Firewire, blacklit keyboard, and the shiny aluminium case, you can save up to $400 by buying the current Macbook compared to the base 13" MBP. (microcenter sells MB for $800)

    Correct me if I'm wrong, some people also said that the MBP screen is better, especially if you like the glossy glass. :cool:

    I'm guessing the future MB (WWDC in June? ;)) will get speed bump and extended battery life similar to the low-end 2010 13" MBP.

    Ah almost forgot the SD card slot
     

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