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Old Sep 22, 2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hi I have the potential of buying one of these 2 machines:

2010 Macbook Pro i7 2.66ghz 15" Antiglare-Hires (dual core)
8gb ram
256gb SSD
Nvidia GT 330M 512mb
$750

or

2011 Macbook Pro i7 2.4ghz 15" antiglare-hi res (quad core)
16gb ram
256gb ssd
Amd Radeon 6770m
HOWEVER, the iSight facetime camera is damaged (hardware)
$1050

Which is a better deal? or are they about even? thanks.
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Old Sep 22, 2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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first one sounds like a nice deal, more nicer if the SSD is the Apple installed and the computer still have AppleCare running....

About the second one, I have my doubts about the GPU you report in the machine. Does not match online descriptions of that particular model....

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Old Sep 22, 2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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bump!

if someone could just chime in - I would appreciate it! thanks.
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Old Sep 23, 2013, 12:35 AM   #4
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Hi I have the potential of buying one of these 2 machines:

2010 Macbook Pro i7 2.66ghz 15" Antiglare-Hires (dual core)
8gb ram
256gb SSD
Nvidia GT 330M 512mb
$750

or

2011 Macbook Pro i7 2.4ghz 15" antiglare-hi res (quad core)
16gb ram
256gb ssd
Amd Radeon 6770m
HOWEVER, the iSight facetime camera is damaged (hardware)
$1050

Which is a better deal? or are they about even? thanks.
The 2011 model is going to be SIGNIFICANTLY faster considering it's a top tier quad core processor, while the 2011 model is only a dual core processor. It's also got a much more powerful video card, thunderbolt, etc. I'd say all of that is worth far more than the 300 dollar difference.
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Old Sep 24, 2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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what about resale value?

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Old Sep 24, 2013, 01:53 PM   #6
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bump!

what about resale value?

You're buying a two/three year old machine, you probably won't be reselling it for sometime, at which point it will be 5+ years old. Make a choice based on your current needs, the info you've been given and live with it.
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bump!

what about resale value?

I have a late 2011 15 in hires antiglare MBP. Mine still has the factory 750 GB HDD. I have installed 8 GB of Centon RAM and I have 16 GB of Crucial RAM sitting on my desk waiting for me to get a round TUIT. I would generally go for the newer machine if you are buying used. The early 2010 MBP geekbench score is around 5K while the late 2011 MBP geekbench is over 10K. That's twice as fast a machine since both have SSD.

I would put SSD in my MBP but the performance is just too good for me to even think about it (yet). Well that and the fact I don't want to spend the money right now.
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