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I have a 2010 13" Macbook Pro with the core 2 duo 2.4ghz processor and 8gbs of ram. I was wondering if I should add a Momentus XT HD to it or get the new 2011 Macbook Pro 13" Dual Core i5?

The most intensive program I run would be PS5 or Lightroom. I find it kinda sluggish right now and I'm not sure what the reason is, could be the processor or maybe my HDD?

thoughts?
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Out of curiosity, if all you're running is those two programs, why do you want to spend a lot of hard earned cash on a MacBook? There are great Windows alternatives to the programs you listed and you can easily get an i7 with a $1000 Windows rig.
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Out of curiosity, if all you're running is those two programs, why do you want to spend a lot of hard earned cash on a MacBook? There are great Windows alternatives to the programs you listed and you can easily get an i7 with a $1000 Windows rig.
Alternatives? You can get both of the programs on Windows... unless that's what you were trying to say?
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Alternatives? You can get both of the programs on Windows... unless that's what you were trying to say?
Windows latptop alternatives.
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There are plenty of cheap and worthwhile Windows laptops with i7s and great video cards that will "render" your MBP useless (Pun not intended.. ).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220996

Really though, something like this would be great for you. Its got a 1080p screen (better than the macs if i'm not mistaken), and its not much bigger than a 13" MBP. Not to mention the killer processor. The Nvidia graphics supports Cuda cores as well, as that will help with all adobe creative products.
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When it comes to laptops, I'm an apple fanboy thus I will only consider macbook pros. But I am aware that there are better alternatives out there component wise. But I would like not to delve into the discussion.

One thing though, I like both Windows 7 and OSX but I prefer OSX on my laptop as I use it the most. For gaming, I would go with Windows hands down all the time. I also like the aesthetics of the MBPs as well as the build quality. Although, the hardware inside is not as good as similarly priced PC alternatives I don't think they are that FAR off from their competitors...its just my personal preference.
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It has to be the HDD, my mbp was slow with stock 5400 drive, put a 7200 or SSD in that bad boy.
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It has to be the HDD, my mbp was slow with stock 5400 drive, put a 7200 or SSD in that bad boy.
that's what I'm thinking too. I think I'll order a Momentus XT and see how that goes, if it doesn't cure the problem then I can use it later on the newer MBP.
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