MBP 15" Late 2011 or 2012 .... advice?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bigbluedog, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. bigbluedog macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    Have the option of buying either at $1400. Would be purchased from original, mature owner.

    Late 2011 - 2.2.Ghz - High Res glossy display - Applecare through Dec 2015 - battery cycle count 142 - comes with hard shell case and apple remote.

    Mid 2012 - 2.3 all stock - battery cycle count 45.

    Any advice? Just now looking at the two, seems I should probably be going with the 2011?

    Buying tomorrow -- any thought much appreciated!
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    I would go with the 2011 given the AppleCare. Specs are similar anyway.
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    If the higher res screen, applecare and extras are more important than usb3, better video cards, faster and more energy efficient CPU, then yes. If not, then no.

    But, unless you have a specific, discernible need for one or some of the features of the 2012, I'd personally go with the 2011. Chances are that screen aside, you'd probably not be able to tell a difference between the two machines in everyday use.

    Either one sounds like a pretty darned good deal for the money.
  4. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Don't buy old tech. It's too old. Always go with the latest model you can since it will last longer overall.
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    That's ridiculous advice.
  6. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    yup, this.

    if it were me, i'd choose the 2011.

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