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eldaniel7

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Jan 20, 2012
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Hello,

I'm comparing two models, the "best" model in 13'' from the last generation vs the current generation cheapest 13''. This is

Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro dual-core Intel Core i7 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 3000, SuperDrive, Thunderbolt port, Aluminum unibody, Glossy Widescreen Display (Blowout Model - Installed w/ Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Mac OS X Lion) (MC724LL/A)

at $1,299.00

vs

Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro dual-core Intel Core i5 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 3000, SuperDrive, Thunderbolt port, Aluminum unibody enclosure, Glossy Widescreen Display (MD313LL/A)

at $1,129.95

The first one is clearly faster in the title, but it's a year older and it has slightly smaller buses and that kind of stuff.

Is there some utility or anything else I might be missing by buying the last generation's model? (like a port, backlit keyboard, etc)

What about the same comparison, but adding an 128GB SSD to the current version?

best regards!
 
Nov 28, 2010
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Maybe this can help: http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/mac-benchmarks/

Anyway, those models are both 2011 MBPs, one from early 2011, one from late 2011, thus there is only a slight CPU bump.


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Otherwise the ports are all the same, including the backlit keyboard (since 2009).
Maybe have a look at www.everymac.com.
 

Beachguy

macrumors 65816
Nov 23, 2011
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Considering the price difference, I'd go for the lower priced one. I doubt you'll see a huge different in performance. I have an I7 MBA and an I5 MBP form 2010, and the speed doesn't seem much different, unless you look at disk access, in which the MBA smokes the MBP.
 
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