Early or late 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LostParadox, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. LostParadox macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2011
    So i found out that when i bought my Macbook Pro a two weeks ago from Bestbuy that it was in fact an open box item that was un-marked. I found this out because when i went to my local Apple Store to purchase the apple care package that the serial was registered to someone else. I called apple from the store and they quickly swapped the reg info but i had to wait for 24 hours for it to go through and so i could not buy my Apple care the other day. I quickly went to bestbuy with my MBP and the box and they gave me 100 off the item because it was in-fact an open box however it is from March 2011. Is it worth the extra 100 dollars for a late model 2011 MBP? i currently have the 15 inch i7 quad, 8gb memory upgrade and 500gb HDD.
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    IIRC the latest MBP versions are all from Mar 2011, i.e. early 2011 models.

    The only difference between those and today is you'd get Lion installed now.

    I could be wrong, though.
  3. MKang25 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2010
    There is only the Feb 2011 15" MBP model i.e the Early 2011 15" MBP. There is no Late 15" MBP. The only thing that has changed is MBPs now ship with Lion and the keyboard has a very SMALL difference, the dashboard key is replaced with the launchpad key.
  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    No such thing as "late 2011 MBP", if they're from after Feb. 2011 then they're all the same
  5. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2011
    Hopefully there will be soon... Ultra Thin 15" MacBook Pro :)
  6. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2008
    New York
    another difference besides the lion install is the keyboard.

    i believe the F4 button has been already changed from dashboard to launchpad.
  7. BiggAW macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Wow, that's an earth-shattering change. :D
  8. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2008
    New York
    mind blowing i might add
  9. Inopia-Vi macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    Lost in space
    It could still be called rev. 1.1 :rolleyes:
  10. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2011
    Dreaming of a Late 2011 15" MacBook Pro

    Late 2011 15" MacBook Pro

    Height: 0.85 inch (2.16 cm) (1/10 of an inch thinner than current release)

    Weight: 5.1 pounds (2.31 kg) (1/2 pound lighter than current release)

    Display: 1680-by-1050 glossy (Standard)

    Storage: 512GB Solid State Drive (Standard)

    Ram: 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 1x8GB (Standard) With option to add additional 8Gb Dimm to make 16Gb)

    Is this too much to ask?
  11. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Not really! but the 512GB SSD standard? :eek::eek::eek:
  12. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2011
    Ya I know, but on a mid-grade "PRO" machine, we should be nearing that level.

    I'd take 256 SSD Standard on the low end 15" MacBook Pro
  13. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL
    Keep dreaming. Never going to happen; it isn't unlikely, it isn't going to happen.
  14. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Yes it is. Keep dreaming.

    There's no way something that costs $1000 (512GB SSD) is going to be standard nor is there anyway Apple is gonna put a single 8GB stick in any MBP soon. 16GB (2x 8GB) of RAM currently costs around $1400-$1600. Therefore Apple would have to shell out $500-$800 to make a single 8GB standard.

    Not. Going. To. Happen.
  15. solowmodel macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2011
    Maybe in a few years but now, no chance.
  16. BiggAW macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    What do you need a 500GB SSD or 16GB of RAM for? My machine with 8GB of ram, a 160GB SSD, and 640GB of HDD space is more than it's pretty much possible to use, and if you needed more space, you could put one of the new 1TB HDDs in. Of course, Apple would never ship a machine with two drives from the factory, as it is rather un Apple-like, even though it is the optimal way for those of us digital packrats. :D
  17. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010

    8GB ram Standard? Doubtful
    512 GB SSD standard? Get out of here....

    Maybe you should go check and see how much HP and other companies charge for SSD upgrade.

    Samsung series 9 laptop only comes with 256GB SSD and they ask for 1999 dollars. You want 512?

    Get out of here and come back with 3000 dollars.
  18. thebeautyisfake macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2010

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