Is this a good buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Liquinn, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    All 2011 15 inch MBP's are prone to the radeongate GPU issue there is currently a repair program that ends this month, the repairs often don't last very long with the same issue rearing its ugly head a few months later.

    In short if you buy that computer it could well die within a few months and require a logic board replacement that will cost more than you paid for the machine.

    So if you are looking for any sort of reliability or longevity for the machine I can't recommend you buy one.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
  4. shootinraw33 macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2016
    In my personal opinion (plus experience) my favorite year has to be the Mid-2009 MBP. You can get these super cheap on eBay. Throw ya some upgraded RAM (4gb to 8gb) and an SSD and you will be very happy with performance. I currently own 3 Macs, 2 of which are 2014 and 2015. Although these a great machines, it's just something about that 2009 that makes me use it most. Hope this helps. I agree with everyone else though stay away from 2011.


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