¿Which MBP to keep and which to sell?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by matgzx, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. matgzx macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2011
    Bogota, Colombia

    I need some opinions for the situation I'm facing right now, I would appreciate any help. As background information, I do music production in both OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1 via bootcamp, I also do gaming like FIFA 14 or Call Of Duty games, the rest is usual stuff like web browsing, Office and iTunes.

    In this moment, I own two MacBook Pro machines, and because of hard financial situation I need to sell one or the other, so I need opinions on which one to keep and which one to sell, I've had a really hard time trying to decide because each one of the computers have great different advantages, below the global specs:

    1) MacBook Pro 15" Late 2011

    - Quad-Core i7 Sandy Bridge (2nd gen) 2.2 Ghz Turbo Boost up to 3.1 Ghz
    - 8GB 1333 Mhz ram
    - 512GB Flash SATA II 6Gbps SSD (OCZ Agility 4)
    - 1440x900 resolution (Non-Retina)
    - Intel HD 3000 Graphics + AMD Radeon 6750M 512MB Graphics
    - Thunderbolt 1 + USB 2.0
    - WiFi n
    - Thicker and much heavy.

    2) MacBook Pro 13" Late 2013

    - Dual-Core i5 Haswell (4th gen) 2.4 Ghz Turbo Boost up to 2.9 Ghz
    - 8GB 1600 Mhz ram
    - 256GB Flash PCIe SSD (Twice as fast as the other MBP to have in mind)
    - 2560x1600 resolution (Retina)
    - Intel Iris 5100 Graphics
    - Thunderbolt 2 + USB 3.0 + HDMI
    - WiFi ac
    - Lighter and slim.

    There is a third option too, selling my iPad Air 32GB which I use a lot on the go and keep both MBP's, but I don't like this option that much.

    Assuming you can sell any of the two MBP's for the same price and you are in my same situation, which one would you keep?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. twingo macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2009
    These are your machines and you have used them both.
    So you are the only one who knows the answer.
    I personally would keep the 13 Retina and sell the rest.
  3. fskywalker macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2009
    +1 for the 13" Haswell machine. The other older one has a bigger display, but the new one has a retina.
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Keep the 13" or...

    Sell both and get a brand new 15" rMBP. This is what I would do.
  5. Shift Option K macrumors regular

    Shift Option K

    Nov 26, 2013
    One has 4 cores, the newer haswell only 2, why not sell both and just get a base model 15" Retina or maybe a refurb one?
  6. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    The 13 will probably run those games well at 1280x800, but obviously not as well as the 15. The 15 is also going to be faster. But, the 13 is still fast. It is really a decision between power and portability. Does it just sit on a desk, or do you take it around?
  7. sn0wman72 macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Sell the 15", the new 13" is well newer and will hold more value

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