2011 MBP(SSD) - what does it weigh?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amcneil, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. amcneil macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if there is a significant weight difference between the 2011 13" MBP with the stock 320 GB HD, and the weight of the same model with the SSD upgrade?

    I am considering portability as a major factor for an upcoming purchase, and am deciding between the 13" MBP (w/SSD) and 13" MBA. Will upgrading to SSD shed any significant amount of weight from the listed 4.5 lbs.

    It seems that all of the comparisons/reviews only discuss the entry level MBP w/ the standard 320 GB Serial ATA HD. There's not a whole lot of discussion with the SSD upgrade - other than to acknowledge the increase in overall speed.

    Any insight is appreciated.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I bought the stock 2011 13" MBP with 320GB drive like you have and just replaced the drive with a Intel 510 120GB SSD drive. During the swap I obviously held both drives. The SSD is slightly lighter, but not a lot. I think most of the weight of your MBP is the battery and screen/case components and you would be hard pressed to notice the slight reduction in weight from swapping to an SSD. That said, the performance difference with an SSD is amazing. I could never go back to a HD based storage.
     
  3. Dgail macrumors regular

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    2011 13"

    As mentioned in a different thread, I upgraded mine (basic) with the 128gb SSD. So can I now call it the MacBook Pair? Or Pear?

    I would be interested in any "head to head" comparisons with the HD version. Am still waiting, expect to see it sometime next week.
     
  4. amcneil thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great. It sounds like there won't be much of a difference, but I'd still be interested to see what the weight is. If the difference causes say, reduction by 1/2 pound, it would bring the MB Pear (I like that) within a pound of the MBA.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't think the difference was anywhere near half a pound. The SSD might have been a two or three ounces lighter.
     
  6. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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  7. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the stock 128 GB SSD and an Intel X25-M SSD. The stock SSD is SIGNIFICANTLY lighter than the Intel. It feels barely heavier than a stack of post-it notes. It's ridiculous.
     

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