Identifying early vs late 2011 MBP 15-inch

whsbuss

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Micro Center has a new 15-inch MBP i7 500gb on sale for $1599. How can when it was manufactured?
 

heisenberg123

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Thanks. The micro center website shows a 2.2ghz i7 processor so I Guess that is a late 2011.

well thats where its still tricky

i believe the high end early was 2.2

as well as the low end late


the 2.0 would of been easier to determine because its not available in the late 2011 model

what is the graphics card in the specs
 

IngerMan

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Thanks. The micro center website shows a 2.2ghz i7 processor so I Guess that is a late 2011.
The difference in the early and late 2011 MBP 2.2 is how much Vram in the GPU card. Early was 1.0GB (that was the high end) and late is 500MB (that is the lower end). Both are great machines. In Geekbench scores the early 2011 high end scores higher then the 2011 low end. But you can get the early cheaper.

You should be able to see that under details/specifications.
 

diamond3

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Assuming it's not built to order, i think it's the late version. The early 2011 came with a 750 GB hard drive since it was the higher model.

Check out the refurbished store as well. They have the same model for 1529, one with a 750 GB HD for 1599.
 

GuitarG20

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Assuming it's not built to order, i think it's the late version. The early 2011 came with a 750 GB hard drive since it was the higher model.

Check out the refurbished store as well. They have the same model for 1529, one with a 750 GB HD for 1599.
Seconded on this theory, but we can't be sure until OP posts a full list of specs that the website gives him.