Can't Decide Between 2012 13" MBP or 2012 15" Base MBP

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  1. gregpod9 macrumors regular

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    I have an early 2011 13" MBP i5 2.3GHz and I upgraded to 8GB of memory a few months ago. I might be selling the MBP next week. I ordered a Samsung 830 SSD 256GB that will be delivered to my house tomorrow.

    My uses are for the MBP are basic things such as internet, work, email, etc. I do not play computer games at all. I would like to if its worth it for me to upgrade to the 2012 13" MBP i7 or 2012 15" Base MBP?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Well you probably wouldnt notice ANY difference if you went to the new 13
     
  3. themumu macrumors 6502a

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    If you use your computer only for basic things, what makes you want to upgrade? Email downloading too slowly? ;)
     
  4. pbmagnet4 macrumors regular

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    Don't waste your money. Your machine has another 4 years at least. Especially since you don't need any extra processing power seeing as you just browse the internet.
     
  5. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    Install the SSD in your 13in and you will be in love with it again. No need for the upgrade. I love my 15in but the only difference between it and the 13 is the dGPU ( which you don't need), more cores (don't need), larger screen, and usb 3.0. Honestly I don't think its worth the hassle or the extra money.
     
  6. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    No, it is not worth it at all to upgrade now nor probably any time in the next 3-5 years unless your use drastically changes.
     
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  8. gregpod9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was thinking of getting the 2012 base 13" MBP to replace by 2011 13" MBP instead of one of the two models that I mentioned. Thanks to all of you, I decided not to get a new MBP until the 13" MBP with the retina screen comes out. Here are the reasons why I decided against buying a new MBP:
    1. Minor upgrades such as USB 3.0
    2. Same screen resolution
    3. I have already a very good laptop, but it will get better when I have my Samsung 830 SSD 256GB installed.
    4. With the money saved, I will be purchasing an external 20" to 21.5" monitor, so I can enjoy using the higher resolution than my 2011 MBP.
     
  9. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I never underestimate the value of the larger display.

    Especially if you are using it for work, or extended periods of time.

    The real world experience is far better with a 15" instead of a 13".

    But that's just my take on it :)
     
  10. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    is it worth selling a 15inch 2011 to put towards a retina? :)
     

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