2009 15'' MBP vs. 2011 13'' MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jevindoiner, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. jevindoiner macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2014
    I want an old macbook for school. I can either get a 2009 15'' MBP, or a 2011 13'' MBP. Both are the same price... Which would be best for me?
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    The 2011 13" MBP is faster, because it's got a CPU that supports hyper threading.

    Plus, if you stick in a SATA3 SSD, it'll really shine.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The newer model will be faster but you'll be dealing with a smaller screen. So I guess is do you want a laptop that is a bit more portable but slower or a larger faster model?

    Personally, I'd opt for the newer one, as that should be more "future proof", i.e., last longer.

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