2011 13" MBP vs Mid-2009 15" 2.8 C2D MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by d4nvu, May 6, 2011.

  1. d4nvu macrumors newbie

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    So, I think im going to buy the newest 2011 13" MBP today, but my friend is overing to trade his mid-2009 2.8 C2D MBP for it because he wants a 13".

    Do you think the trade is worth it? The extra space would be really nice. Would you do it and which benchmarks faster? Which is better on paper? Thanks!!
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Hell no. The base 13" is faster than the previous gens because of the Sandy Bridge update.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If he wants to trade, ask for the computer and $250. The new 13" is considerably faster in benchmarks, has a pretty comparable GPU, better battery, etc. I'd just buy what you want and keep it
     
  4. d4nvu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the input guys!

    i currently have the late-2009 unibody white macbook, would it be worth it to buy the new 2011 13" MBP? I'm just trying to see my options
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Depends on what you do. Most likely not, to be honest.
     
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  7. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    No way! Your friend should not be trying to take advantage. Buy the 13 and let him/her get their own. :D
     
  8. jondob macrumors member

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    The 13 in faster than then high end 17 inch from last year
     
  9. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    Not a good straight up trade. The new 13" is very capable.
     
  10. d4nvu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    would you guys upgrade from the late 2009 whitemacbook?
     
  11. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    Yes I would upgrade. I had the 13 inch for a week...brought it back for the 15 only because I needed a better graphics card. It is a fast little computer and I much prefered it over the 15 I have now, because of how lightweight it was. Buy somewhere with a good return policy if you aren't sure. Best Buy or some place like that. They gave me two weeks to return it for a refund. Good luck, whatever you decide. Keep us posted. :)
     
  12. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Dont buy a core 2 duo in 2011. Thats plain silly!

    Get the 2011 MBP
     

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