Display Upgrade on Early 2011 Macbook pro 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thefatchicken, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. thefatchicken macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2015
    For awhile, The 1440x900 display in my Macbook pro 15" was enough. However, as I progress as a developer and designer I find that my machine is more than adequate other than the display. 8gb of ram, i7 2ghz, and a 256gb Samsung 850 Evo. I have looked around often online to see if the following is possible: Upgrading to the HD panel option at the time, 1680x1050 display. The 256mb AMD 6490m and integrated graphics within the system both have a theoretical supported resolution of much higher than this display upgrade.

    With all of this said, Ive heard mixed results. Is this possible? I am very technically competent and I would like to have some insight to this...

    P.S; A friend recently sent in a 2010 macbook pro in for a logic board repair and received it back with the exact upgrade I am discussing... he sent it in and it was 1440x900, he got it back and it was 1680x1050. did he get a whole new unit or...?

  2. MushroomMan macrumors member


    May 31, 2015
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    To be honest it will probably be easier, quicker and have far less chance of going wrong (and cost about the same) if you just sold it and bought a second hand retina version. You would also have a newer machine with far superior graphics and better CPU along with that fantastic retina screen.
  4. thefatchicken thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2015

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