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switching from pc not sure what to get


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im mostly at home web surfing,email,odd bit of gaming,and photos
maybe photoshop or video editing depending on wether i get into it when i get a mac, also like a bit of portability once in a while and MAY need it for when am older (college)
i also most likey wont be getting one for another while so there could be a refresh, most likely near end of year just cant decide
im looking at these two right now

MBP Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB Notebook Computer - Jigsaw Systems Ltd

Mini Apple Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 2GB 320GB Desktop Computer - Jigsaw Systems Ltd

the macbook is 850 in my currency
the mini is 580

also will be hooking either one to 27inch LG monitor

if there is a refresh when as i will be looking for second hand/refurbed

gaming at most will be cod4 standard maybe mw2
gaming with the specs on these isnt really a worry
mbp seems to be a good deal correct me or not

and so no one says it i can get them exc. VAT
just wondering how old is that MBP as i no its not the current one
previous gen or 2 gens back?
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If my math is correct, it sounds like they are asking about 20% more for the older MBP model than the new model - yikes.

I'd recommend you get the MBP now since you will find it essential later when you are in college. Portability is a must, and the 13" is a great size for that. Plug it in to your large monitor and external drive when at the dorm/home and you'll be all set.

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Get the refurb MBP 13. The 2010 is $899 and the 2011 is $1019, at Apple site. Good deal. Just like a brand new one except for the plain packaging.
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wheelguy12: i didnt realise that tought i was getting a good deal thanks for the enlightenment

quin:but does the US apple store deliver to ireland because there are never any refurbs in the irish apple store, does it not come in original packaging ? just wondering...

also do you think there will be a refresh in the MBP line by NOV?DEC of this year
i also hear the 2010 one is better gaming wise, is this true?
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wheelguy12: i didnt realise that tought i was getting a good deal thanks for the enlightenment

quin:but does the US apple store deliver to ireland because there are never any refurbs in the irish apple store, does it not come in original packaging ? just wondering...

also do you think there will be a refresh in the MBP line by NOV?DEC of this year
i also hear the 2010 one is better gaming wise, is this true?
I dont know if they deliver to Ireland but refurbs come in a plain white box, not packaging like you would receive with a "new" one even though they are essentially new.

I dont think there will be a refresh by nov/dec but what do I know. Hereis a page that will give you a better idea of the history of refreshes.

The 2010 13inchers bench very similarly to the 2011 for games but slightly better. I dont think in real world you would notice much difference but defiantly dont expect an improvement.


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so its really down to wether i can throw down the extra cash for the 2011 intel i5
seen as the graphics cards dont have a noticable difference?
il have to see how my money is at the time
at first the 2010 seemed what i wanted but now that i see there isnt THAT much of a difference for graphics the 2011 seems to be better for me long run so if i can will be worth the cash

anyone else know if apple store US posts to ireland?
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Here are some benchmarks between the two

It shows them performing almost identically in OSX and the 2010 performing better in windows.


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thanks, doesnt seem a difference big enough to notice or worry about

just need to know can the us apple store deliver to ireland?
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Ireland Apple on-line store:
http://store.apple.com/ie/browse/hom...mco=OTY2ODY2NQ
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The MBP, for sure.

Mid 2010 MBP 2.53 GHz i5, 4GB RAM || iPhone 4 16 GB iOS 4.3 (not jailbroken) || Amazon Kindle (graphite display) || HP Netbook running Win7 or Ubuntu || Various iPods
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wow i swear i was on lastnight and it was empty
thanks now just have to wait until dec until i hopefully have the money
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