Would you recommend a 2010 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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  1. kvnkvnkvn macrumors member

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    I'am asking would you recommend getting a 2010 MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. Refurbished ones are $899 at the Apple store and I'm wondering is it worth it at that price or just buy a 2011 model at full price
     
  2. xdbuix macrumors 6502

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    depends on what you need it for.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    People that ask these kinds of vague questions usually don't need anything more than a Core Duo Macbook.
     
  4. kvnkvnkvn thread starter macrumors member

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    I was asking due to its price not particularly any other reason. I was thinking of purchasing a new computer for leisure activities and thought that might be a good buy over what i was going to purchase, a 2011 Macbook Air due to it being so cheap.

    I'am not really interested in the weight of the computer as much as price

    MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo $899
    Originally released April 2010
    13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory

    Macbook Air 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 $1299
    13-inch : 128GB
    4GB memory
    128GB flash storage1
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
     
  5. Apok macrumors regular

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    I have that exact one and I love it. I don't do anything to strenuous with it. A little SC2 here and there, downloads, web surfing and stream movies to my tv. And it performs like a champ on all of those.
     
  6. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    i LOVE my 2010 13" macbook pro. its our main home computer, and handles every task i have ever asked it to do. with lion, an 8gb memory upgrade, and a bigger hard drive, i'm expecting it to be good for us for the next few years. (at least!)
     
  7. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the $899 computer you saw was a macbook NOT a pro. The lowest cost pro has been $1019.
     
  8. kvnkvnkvn thread starter macrumors member

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  9. PeppWaves03 macrumors newbie

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    Pay the extra $$$

    Pay the extra money for the updated specs. When you are spending close to 1k why not just pay the couple xtra hundred bucks?
     
  10. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    The i5 wont be any faster unless you do a lot of video work or virtualization. I have used both, you cant tell the differance. I would buy a used core 2 duo and upgrade once usb3 comes to the pro, thunderbolt is currently useless and that is really the maintwo advantages of the 2011
     

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