Buying advices

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacSafe, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. MacSafe macrumors regular

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    hi
    My current Mac is MacBook Pro mid 2009 15 inch (2.8ghz)

    I wonder- what Mac should I buy? I found used MacBook Pro early 2011 (13')
    And MacBook Air mid 2012 (13') at the same price. What should I buy? (I already have mini DP to vga cable..)

    Any advice? Thanks ;)

    (I'm using it for web browsing and learning of ios apps development)
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    You could just install an SSD and max out the RAM if you haven't already. That would get you a lot more performance and certainly be more financially economical than buying a replacement.

    No real need to purchase a used Mac if you do this, especially one from 2011/2012 (which will be approaching Apple's vintage cycle).
     
  3. MacSafe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you
    I think I will upgrade to SSD
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    How much ram do you have? Upgrading that may not provide the benefit, for web browsing and/or development.

    The SSD, will definitely provide a nice boost in performance
     
  5. MacSafe thread starter macrumors regular

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    4 gb
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    You may see some improvement on program development/compiling with more ram, but overall, I don't think that's horribly low.
     

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