Go from a mid 2010 MBP to late 2011 worth it?

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  1. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

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    I have a classmate who has a barely used late 2011 13" MBP. Mine is a mid 2010. The deal is really good.

    The 2011 has an i5 (2.4GHz) as opposed to my C2D (2.4GHz). 1333MHz RAM instead of 1067MHz. SATA 3 instead of SATA 2 (my main want). 500GB instead of 250GB (although I may drop my new 250GB SSD in it).

    What do you think? I'd love to buy a new MBP, but these slight speed increases and the deal I can get may be able to keep the upgrade itch at bay...for a little while anyway. :D
     
  2. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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  3. borostef macrumors 6502

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    If the price is right I would go for it... Going from C2D to i5 is quite a speed bump...
     
  4. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

    jbachandouris

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    Is it? They both claim 2.4GHz although the 2011 has Turbo Boost.

    Now I need a buyer for my mid 2010....
     
  5. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    There is quite a spec bump between the two.
    [​IMG]

    Barney
     
  6. HarCees macrumors member

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    Are you prepared to go from Nvidia to Intel HD3000 ?
     
  7. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    That's a pretty substantial leap - the i5 has hyper-threading, so you get 4 faster threads in the i5 compared to 2.

    Most benchmarks show a sizable improvement for the i5, so I'd go for it if the price is right. 2.4 i5 models average $600 or so in my region, machines like yours are about $450.
     

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