Help choosing a MBP

Witness

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Hello all, I haven't visited the forums in a while but I'm back for some kind assistance from the icafe crew. I need some help deciding which MacBook pro to purchase. I will be using the computer for mostly graphic design, website design and some call of duty (video game). Screen size and glare wouldn't bother me too much I think. These are my options, and thanks for the help ! :)

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC721LL/A

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD314LL/A
 

rambo47

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For dealing with graphics, both design and video gaming, you really need a dedicated graphics card. Although your first link is for a Mac with a slower processor it might be a better choice. It also is the 15" model vs the 13.3" one in the second link. I've always considered the 15" MacBooks the "sweet spot" in the entire Mac laptop lineup. I do have reservations about the processor speed being only 2.0GHz, but I believe the dedicated Radeon graphics card will compensate well for the tasks you're planning.
 

Europa

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I'd wait for the 2012 models.
 

Witness

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Hey thanks for responding, I ended up getting the late 2011 refurbished 15" inch and upgraded it to 8gb ram. :)