Early 2011 vs. late 2011 MBP ??

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  1. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    I have an MBP 13 that's about three months old (bought new April 2011). What is the difference between an "early 2011" and a "late 2011" MBP? I see references to this all the time and was wondering the difference between the two versions, if there is any (??)
     
  2. Androidpwns macrumors regular

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    Diff. between refreshed revisions ( late 2011 being the most recent ), and shows in the more recent processors, gpu's being used etc. If Apple do a similar refresh, say in Nov. this year.. those models will most likely be known as 'late 2012".
     
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    Slight increase in CPU and GPU performance.
    Nothing big at all.
     
  5. jacob-07 macrumors regular

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    There was also a bump in hard drive space. the base 13" now comes with 500gb.
     
  6. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are talking about the base 13" non customized model:

    CPU: Bumped from 2.3Ghz to 2.4Ghz (~4% faster)
    Hard drive space: 320gb to 500gb
    everything else: same
     
  7. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

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    Everymac.com is a great resource for this.

    If you go here, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

    There you'll find some links that will show you the different specs for "early" and "late" 2011 MBP's.
     
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    The other key difference is that the Early 2011 model is supported with OS 10.6, whereas the Late 2011 is only supported with 10.7.
     
  9. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    Some early MBP's only had Sata II on the ODD.

    Late MBP's all had Sata III on the ODD.
     
  10. TEKGenie macrumors newbie

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    There is not much of a difference in the 13" range, however the 15" and 17" got both a CPU and GPU bump. I have also noticed from personal experience that the late 2011 is slightly more energy efficient then it's predecessors.
     
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