2011 15 inch MacBook pro ????

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  1. Tbdbuckeyeitl macrumors regular

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    I have a question about the October 2011 15 inch MacBook pro 2.2ghz quad core i7. Was this the latest model before the June 2012 update???? Also how much was this computer new 1799???

    I ask because this is on sale for 1359 on apple refurbished.

    Thank you
     
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Yes it is the most recent model prior to the June 2012 refresh. It's starting price was the same as the current base line 15" Macbook Pro.
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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  4. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    Great computer, i have never regretted getting it.

    I would say to go for it since you cant beat that price!
     
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I would jump on that in a heart beat. I have an early 2011 2.0 ghz model and love it. Especially after the SSD and ram upgrade :D
     
  6. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Too add to the others, I bought a 2012 MBA 13" back in June. I have been running out of space lately on my 256GB SSD, so I sold it yesterday and ordered the late 2011 15" model from the refurb store. Pretty much the same model you're looking at, except I elected to go with the HR AG screen.

    Apple sells a quality product in their refurb store. I have a Mac Mini and a ATV2 from there that work flawlessly.
     
  7. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Was this computer 1799 originally. The apple refurb site says says save 240 and the price is 1359 That would not equal to 1799.

    Are you guys positive it's the MacBook before the latest refresh. Thanks again.
     
  8. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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  9. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hairy dogs was the one you bought the 1369 that is sold out?
     
  10. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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  11. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's the difference in screens? How much more was yours new?
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    You really need to learn to read rather than skim:p.

    store.apple.com/us/product/FD318LL/A

    Do you recall Apple ever having sold a 15" of the current generation new for $1600? It started at $1800 when it went on sale in October. The prior model with the closest specs (marginally faster cpu with the same base clock, slightly slower gpu) was $2200 when it was released in February 2011. If you wanted that performance one year ago it was $2200. Today it's $1359 in the refurbished section. While they like to make things feel dated, the mac mini and imac machines that are currently on sale today pull from the same 2011 hardware generation as they have yet to be updated. This shouldn't really surprise anyone.
     
  13. perqele macrumors newbie

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    I have an early 2011 MBP 2.2 ghz i7. I am thinking about SSD upgrade. Would you recommend it? and how much did you pay for it?
     
  14. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    It's a great machine!! I bought it 3-4 weeks ago and am loving it. I had the 2012 cMBP as well - and I don't notice much difference in processing power but gaming wise, I had to tune down a few options. If you are willing to spend $300 more then you will get a new processor and a video card along with a faster usb port.
     
  15. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    Yes, do it. 14 second boot up is amazing. Cost me 350 for 512GB crucial M4. Took me 20 minutes to install myself.
     
  16. Tbdbuckeyeitl thread starter macrumors regular

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    In your opinion since you have both would it be better to pay 300 more and get the 2012 model or is the 2011 refurb a better value?
     
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  18. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Yes definately! That is the single best upgrade one can do for their computer.
     
  19. MacJones macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a late 2011 15" refurb for $1359 because school is starting and I didn't have enough for a new 15" and I didn't want a 13". I'm replacing my 2010 MacBook Air because it was struggling with CS6 and iPhoto. I was thinking about selling my 27" cinema display so I would have enough for the retinabook pro but I know I would miss all that screen space. This computer should be great for the next year while I save up for the second generation retinabook, that screen is amazing!
     
  20. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Oh wow. I ordered the 2.2 500GB 5400 HR AG with 512 VRAM for $1439 from Apple refurb on Friday. For $160 more I can get the beefier/faster HDD, bump on the processor, and video ram.

    Thanks for the heads up. Heading to the closest Microcenter to me, which is about an hour away to pick one up.
     
  21. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    That is an incredible deal. I would pick one up in a heartbeat if I didn't need to save every penny for my upcoming undergraduate studies.

    My early 2011 15" 2.0 is still doing well. Only problems are that my Corsair 16 GB RAM upgrade might be unstable, and that 256 MB 6490M is pretty much good for nothing when it comes to gaming, especially on Windows (which I won't be doing often, granted).
     

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