13" vs 15" MacBook Pro: how will they age?

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  1. Wiseeyed macrumors newbie

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    I recently upgraded to a 13" MacBook pro (entry model) from a late 2008 15" MacBook Pro. That 15' (A1211 model) aged exceptionally well; in your opinion, will this new 13' sandy bridge model age as well as my previous model, or should I look into the 15' model for longevity?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Depends on what you use your computer for. Since you're asking the question, it probably won't matter at all.
     
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    I'm mostly using the computer for basic needs: web browsing, word processing, music and video (e.g. Netflix, hulu, avi / mpegs). I really appreciated how the last Mac I had never seemed to slow (even at 4.5 years of age!), and would like to get a similar kind of usage out of my new one.

    Thanks for your responses!
     
  4. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    a late 2008 MBP is not 4.5 years old; it's 2.5 years.

    If you continue doing the same sort of tasks, you should see similar longevity. Actually, you should be able to go much more than 2.5 years if you want to. The only potential knock on the 2011 13" MBP is the GPU; as long as you aren't trying to do major gaming or some other GPU intense activity that is not going to concern you.
     
  5. Wiseeyed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My mistake, that was a typo; it is indeed a 2006 model.
     
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