Last gen 17 v. This weeks 13

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mac-mania, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. mac-mania macrumors member

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    Hello all.

    Quick question, basically coming back to the cult and I've got a bit of a conundrum. I work for a certain big box retailer and I can get last gens display 17 for a substantial discount putting it at the same cost of this generations 13. I don't know a lot about performance, I'm guessing last gen graphics performance will outshine the new 13 but overall is it still a beast?

    As for condition it is pretty much spotless and I'll pick up a service plan so I'm not terribly afraid of it being used it's really just at the end of the day is it as good a deal as I think it is? The bigger screen and similar or better performance?
     
  2. DudeMartin macrumors regular

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    You get slightly better performance... but then the 17" is almost too big to carry around. I would just go with the 13", maybe add SSD or do the high-end model?
     
  3. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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  4. elpmas macrumors 68000

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  5. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    Buy the 17", resell it on craigs/ebay, buy the 2011 13" MBP + iPad with the profit.
     

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