Have late '11 15" MBP, upgrade advice sought

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tdhurst, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Boss has a late 2011, 15" MBP with a quad-core i7.

    It's mainly used for typical business stuff, with the occasional short video, but nothing that I would consider high-end.

    I'm trying to convince him that a new SSD and eight gigs of ram is enough of an upgrade over a new, low-end 13" MBP.

    Any advice here? Seems a no-brainer to me, but I'm curious as to your opinions.

    And no, the retina screen on a new MBP is not enough to convince me that this 15" is worth replacing.


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  2. rapicell macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2013
    The 2011 15 and 17-inch MBPs will eventually fail due to the graphic card issues, so honestly upgrading to a newer MBP is only wise at this point. Sure, if the chip isn't used too intensely it'll probably last a bit longer, but it'll fail one way or another.
  3. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    yeah tell your awesome boss to upgrade the 13" or 15" retina, he deserves it. Plus its excellent to have but its not really powerful for gaming, get 40 fps most (ik boss won't play). But its still nice to have considering that windows doesn't have stores everywhere to fix your laptop, and thats why apple is amazing.:cool:
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    The Radeongate debacle is already reason enough to get rid of that 2011 brick.

    Get a 15" rMBP, baseline variant.
  5. SkimMilk168 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2014

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