CPU Upgrade vs. SSD Upgrade 13" 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacCrackAddict, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. MacCrackAddict macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Hi All,

    From reading various threads and asking some questions there seems to be a lot of mixed responses as to what will boost the performance of a 2011 MBP: a higher end CPU or opting for SSD.

    Im particularly interested to know if people prefer upgrading the i5 to i7 in the new 13" or if it would be more noticeable keeping the i5 and putting an SSD in it?

    This is also aimed a little at you 15 inchers, would you rather spend your $$$ on the CPU upgrade (which i realise ups the GPU so may swing it more for you than those 13" owners) or opt for SSD?

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Depends on what the computer will be used for. A faster CPU won't help unless you do something CPU intensive.
  3. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    This is the third or forth time the OP has asked this exact same question? And that's not counting the minor revisions of the question.
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    take a look at THIS thread. there is an interesting article the OP provides on just this subject

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