Late 2011 15" MBP or 2012 13" MBP w/ SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Peter., Jun 12, 2012.

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Late 2011 15" MBP or 2012 13" MBP w/ SSD?

  1. Refurbished Late 2011 15" MBP

    75.0%
  2. 2012 13" MBP w/ SSD

    25.0%
  1. Peter. macrumors member

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    #1
    Late 2011 15"
    Originally released October 2011
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M

    2012 13"
    13-inch: 2.5 GHz
    2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    4GB 1600MHz memory
    500GB 5400-rpm hard drive1
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Built-in battery (7 hours)2

    The refurbished goes for $1359 (no discount) while I can get the new 13" for $1099. I figure for the extra $250, I could put in a 256 gb SSD on the 13". I would also get a $100 gift card with the 13".

    Help would be greatly appreciated as I'm torn on this.
     
  2. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    you always need to specify what your going to do with your computer. Anything graphically intensive, then go with the 15 in.
     
  3. Peter. thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Sorry, kind of new to Mac's. Thanks for the advice.

    As for uses, I don't plan on doing anything graphic intensive.

    Mostly internet, mail, etc. for school and whatnot. But I'll be graduating next year so I want a computer that's going to last me a while
     
  4. Electa macrumors member

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    You plan on buying a quad core computer that is 15' for internet and mail and carrying around school? Seems a bit counter productive. Get a 13" air.
     
  5. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    If you plan on hauling it around much, Less is best $$, Both are good options so you have to decide how much you plan on taking it with you. I would never consider taking my 15" with me daily, I take the iPad and leave the Pro at home.
     

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