15'' MBP late 2011 vs. 13'' rMBP 2015

Impropableable

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 8, 2015
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Hi there,

I've got a 15'' MBP (late 2011 - 2,2i7, 4gb, 512mb 6750m), bought in april 2012, which I have since upgraded with a 256gb SSD. The battery is getting worse (lasts about 2 hours surfing the web) and I don't really use it for photo editing or heavy graphics. For the fun of it I put it up for sale and I have been offered $600 for it.

Thus I was thinking of selling it and buying the new rMBP 13'' for $1499, but I'm not really sure yet, as $900 is a lot of money to me.

As I see it I get a brand new MBP with a better screen, faster SSD, way better battery and it's lighter (5.6 pounds vs. 3.5 pounds). On the downside I might loose some processing power when using programs such as STATA and FlowJo (medical program for processing flow cytometric data).

Do you have any inputs?

/impr
 

McScooby

macrumors 6502a
Oct 15, 2005
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The Paps of Glenn Close, Scotland.
Could either spend $113 on a new battery, but & a big but, if you are going to keep it, be aware the graphics card could cack out on you at any point / check with apple that it's not failing under the graphics repair ext. programme if you are going to keep it, otherwise it's a ticking time bomb, as if you do check it with apple & it fails, they may replace the battery free whilst in doing the logic board.
 

glencoe

macrumors newbie
Sep 3, 2010
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Scotland
Could either spend $113 on a new battery, but & a big but, if you are going to keep it, be aware the graphics card could cack out on you at any point / check with apple that it's not failing under the graphics repair ext. programme if you are going to keep it, otherwise it's a ticking time bomb, as if you do check it with apple & it fails, they may replace the battery free whilst in doing the logic board.
 
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