|Feb 5, 2013, 06:55 PM||#1|
Trade Advice? MBA13(2012) for MBP(2011)
So I got an offer to trade my 2012 base mba 13 for a 15in 2011 mbp with the following specs:
-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?
Last edited by maatae; Feb 5, 2013 at 07:02 PM.
|Feb 5, 2013, 06:59 PM||#2|
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...
|Feb 5, 2013, 07:01 PM||#3|
sorry I completely forgot to mention that it is the 15in. So I wont see any noticeable graphics improvements at all?
|Feb 5, 2013, 08:59 PM||#4|
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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