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

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


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

  1. Refurbished Late 2011 15" MBP

  2. 2012 13" MBP w/ SSD

  1. Peter. macrumors member

    May 5, 2012
    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

    Jun 1, 2012
    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

    May 5, 2012
    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

    Jun 11, 2012
    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 65816


    Feb 21, 2011
    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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