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Okay, so the last time I was in this section I was considering whether or not to sell my Mid 2010 13" MBP. I sold it on ebay, and got exactly what I wanted out of it.

Today the new MBP's came out, dressed to impress. I am looking at getting the base 15" model which has the new sandy bridge i7 2.0ghz chip in it, along with the Radeon 6490M (kinda dissapointed that Apple went with ATI this time around).

What I want out of a laptop is to be portable, but still able to play some games when I have time. I usually stick to playing league of legends which really only needs the equivalent of a desktop 8800 to play. The 13" I had before had a GT 320M in it, and was able to run it fine.

My debate here is I know that I could probably get a laptop for less money that will still perfectly suit my needs, I just love the apple hardware design.

Anyways, to sum it all up.. do I buy the new MBP or is there a good light/ultra-light for less money that will still meet my needs and have good style to boot?
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Just get the MBP. You're set on Apple's magical hardware design. As far as finding something around the same sizes (13-15.6) just head over to newegg and use the guided search feature. Here.. all of these has dedicated GPUs too.

13-15.6in Dedicated GPU Notebooks
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Just get the MBP. You're set on Apple's magical hardware design. As far as finding something around the same sizes (13-15.6) just head over to newegg and use the guided search feature. Here.. all of these has dedicated GPUs too.

13-15.6in Dedicated GPU Notebooks
Yeah I've done that many times, but Newegg doesn't necessarily carry all the good model laptops

It's not really anything magical, Apple has always had a way of designing things that are simplistic yet elegant. If you look at any of those top rated laptops there, how many of them have slot-loading disc drives? Hardly any. (Yeah, alot of times I never even use the CD drive, but it's still nicer). I haven't yet found a trackpad that compares to one on a mac laptop either. Yeah, I guess it sounds like I need to go with mac yet again, because there is nobody else to compete with them.
Edited by Lysdexik - 2/24/11 at 3:55pm
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There's talk of a 13 inch Samsung 9 series possibly releasing. It looks pretty nice.

http://gizmodo.com/#!5725699/samsung...he-macbook-air
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Heh, I'm just doing some reading on the 6490M GPU in the new base 15", and from what I am hearing it is terrible. Looks like I need to find a different laptop as I'm not spending $400 more for the next GPU up.
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I think I'll buy one of these new Macbooks. I've been using the mid 2010 models at school and I gotta say they are really nice.
    
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I think I'll buy one of these new Macbooks. I've been using the mid 2010 models at school and I gotta say they are really nice.
make sure you read here first:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1101756

you're gonna have to spend $2199 + tax (educational discount, if eligible will help), to get one with a good GPU.
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You sound pretty set on the Mac. Just go for it

6490 isnt that bad
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Rad...M.43843.0.html
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You sound pretty set on the Mac. Just go for it

6490 isnt that bad
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Rad...M.43843.0.html
Yeah I saw that, but if you look at what people are saying on the forums, it is marginally better (if even) than the GT 330 from the previous gen.
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If you like the style of macs, perhaps try the Asus U36 (made from aluminum)







    
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