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For that price any laptop is going to be fast....But if you went with lets say and ASUS PC laptop instead, you would get a blu ray drive and an SSD+HDD as well.
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I have my sig rig if I want to overclock. I have my MBP because I like OS X, battery life, and something I can easily take to campus. Last time I checked I've never gamed in class on my laptop nor had the desire to.
    
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Awesome. This is just a refresh, nothing new but SB.

Still probably overheats. These things are notorious for bad cooling.
While I understand everyone has their personal favorites, please check your facts beforehand. The last big heating issues were in the plastic, pre-unibody days. Since the unibody mbp's have come around, cooling is much better because the entire case acts as a heatsink and allows the heat to be spread over a much larger area.
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While I understand everyone has their personal favorites, please check your facts beforehand. The last big heating issues were in the plastic, pre-unibody days. Since the unibody mbp's have come around, cooling is much better because the entire case acts as a heatsink and allows the heat to be spread over a much larger area.
Probably explains why there is a such a huge difference between cooling on the old Macbook and the new MBP my gf has.
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My new HP laptop is nice but I would love to have a MAC. I'd stay far away from Dell and the Alienware name.
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here's the cooling capability/fans speed algorithm of the new 2.2 i7 Macbook btw.

SMCfancontrol installed to monitor temps and speeds (no speed/baseline fan speed modification. Default settings).

Max fan speed is 6200RPMs, and with that set manually the temps hover sub 80. bout 75-76C.
 
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here's the cooling capability/fans speed algorithm of the new 2.2 i7 Macbook btw.

SMCfancontrol installed to monitor temps and speeds (no speed/baseline fan speed modification. Default settings).

Max fan speed is 6200RPMs, and with that set manually the temps hover sub 80. bout 75-76C.
Just wondering, when the GPU is set on the Intel one, is the performance alright? I don't want to shell out 500 just for the 256mb AMD card.
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Just wondering, when the GPU is set on the Intel one, is the performance alright? I don't want to shell out 500 just for the 256mb AMD card.
Performance in what?
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I've read on this site that the intel 3000 is close to the nvidia 320M in performance

according to this: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-H...0.37948.0.html

it seems a tiny bit better.

I have yet to try to game on this Mac at all, in OS X or windows.

Depends what you're using your mac for. The discrete graphics will obviously be noticeably faster.
 
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Nope, doesn't overheat. In fact, the cooling is hugely improved from her old MacBook (circa 2007), which was pretty poo. The new MBP really handles heat well, especially when being used on a duvet or something.
Did you read the review? He complains how hot it gets whenever the GPU is being put to work.
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