Help! Early 2011 MacBook Pro or Late 2011 MacBook Pro?

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  1. PinoyAko macrumors 6502

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  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I would just buy early if you dont mind about the speed bump.
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I would buy a refurb 2012 for USB3, HD4000, and Ivy Bridge CPU personally.
     
  4. PinoyAko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks man. It is just 2.0 against 2.2 right? And considering it has Apple Care up to 11/2014 is it going to be a good buy?
     
  5. PinoyAko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've been waiting for that for quite a while now at the Apple Online Store. There was once up for sale but it is 1,600+ Tax. :(
     
  6. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    The low end early 2011 15" has a subpar video card compared to the high end early and the low/high late 15" MBP.
     
  7. PinoyAko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is that has an effect if I use an external monitor?
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I dont know which model you're buying but yes.
    If you go for the upper model, it comes with the 6770M GPU instead of 6750M
     
  9. PinoyAko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi Yusukeaoki,
    I might go on the Macbook Pro Early 2011 because of the Apple Care instead of the Late-2011 that does not have the Apple Care.
     
  10. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    What is the price for it? Link is closed.
     
  11. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    I think it said 1300
     
  12. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    How much AppleCare left? Not that great of a deal.
     
  13. PinoyAko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It has up to November 2014 of AppleCare left. The only upgrade made to it is the seller bump up the memory to 8GB.

    Ouch! Somebody bought it already! :(
     
  14. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Another deal will come along. Paid 1440 for my cMBP in sig off CL. :)
     
  15. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Oh the late doesnt have AC?
    Then I would definitely go with early.
     
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    The low only has 256MB :(
     
  17. PinoyAko, Feb 11, 2013
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    I had a Craigslist transaction this morning and I was able to buy a MBP Early 2011 15 inch with Apple Care up to December 2014!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happpppyyyyyyyyyyyy!

    I scored it for just 1100.00. 8GB of RAm. It was bought refurbished at Apple last December 2011.

    I am now planning to upgrade the HDD!

    The previous one that I wasn't able to buy has only up to 11/14 Apple Care but that has 1TB of HDD.

    Did I make a good deal? The only gripe that I have is it does not have a box :( but it has a receipt so I am sure that it is not stolen.
     
  18. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Refurbish unit do NOT come with a box.

    Replace it with a SSD and you will be happy.
     
  19. PinoyAko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I see. Thanks for the feedback. I never knew that. Does replacing the optical drive with an HDD will have an effect with the Apple Care? I can search to it later once I get home but maybe you have a quick answer.
     
  20. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Only if you mess it up - you should be able to put the optical drive back in if you need to take it in for repairs.

    That price is fair considering the AppleCare.
     
  21. robvas macrumors 68020

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    It comes with a box, just not the retail box. You get a plain white box.
     
  22. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it does but you can put the optical drive back if you need any warranty services. Go to ifixt it and follow their guide. It took me 15 mins to do the whole process.
     

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