Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3) I have a buddy with an early 2011 MBP 17" for sale. It's got the standard 2.2ghz i7, 4gb ram, 750gb hdd. I have another option to get the late 2011 model but it's going to cost me a bit more. My question is, are the differences subtle enough to where it's not that big of a deal to just go with the early 2011 model? I know they updated some things but it all looks like very slim differences.