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Old Feb 5, 2013, 06:55 PM   #1
maatae
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Trade Advice? MBA13(2012) for MBP(2011)

Hi,

So I got an offer to trade my 2012 base mba 13 for a 15in 2011 mbp with the following specs:
-i7
-8gb ram
-120gb ssd /500gb hdd

is the trade worth it? what kind of performance gains will I see? In general I use the machine for browsing, but I do some light gaming on my mba right now (l4d2, etc.) but would love it if my gaming selection grew. what do you guys think?

Thanks

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Old Feb 5, 2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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Why do you want the pro? Is this a 15" Pro? If it isn't, your game performance will be worse.

In terms of general use, the '11 pro shouldn't be faster than your current Air. Unless you want those i/o ports, additional ram (if you don't already have 8 GBs) and internal expandability, I don't really see the reason for this trade...
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 07:01 PM   #3
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sorry I completely forgot to mention that it is the 15in. So I wont see any noticeable graphics improvements at all?

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sorry I completely forgot to mention that it is the 15in. So I wont see any noticeable graphics improvements at all?
and i have the base 13 in so thats 4gb ram
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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If it's a 15" pro, you will receive noticeable improvement.

If you don't care about portability, and the machine is in good condition (hopefully it's covered under apple care too), then it's a great trade if you game.

If you're only doing "light" gaming, and you're not using applications that use the quad-cores in the 15", then you're not really gaining anything. This assumes that the other benefits of the cMBPs are irrelevant to you.

It's a simple matter of what you value in a laptop.
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