PriceCheck: 2010 15" Macbook vs 2011 15" macbook {urgent}

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gochi, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    phoenixsan

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    The.....

    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....:eek:

    :):apple:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bump!

    if someone could just chime in - I would appreciate it! thanks.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  7. r0k
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    r0k

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    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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