Moving from MBP Late 2008 to MBP 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thomasemery, May 17, 2018.

  1. thomasemery macrumors newbie

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    My trusty old A1286 MacBookPro5,1 Late 2008 15" MBP 2.53GHz is on its last legs and now fails to turn on. It had a good innings of nearly 10 years without issue. I have upgraded to an SSD drive and it was last running on El Capitan.

    I have the opportunity to acquire a free A1278 MacBookPro8,1 2011 13" MBP. I would look eventually swap out the HD for the aforementioned SSD.

    Will I seem any performance improvement at all?
     
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

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    A 2011 is way faster than a 2008 and the SSD will really make it fly
     
  3. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    GPU: No dGPU on the 13" but the integrated one has similar performance.
    CPU: Almost twice as fast which is great.

    Yes, I think you'll see a performance improvement. Also it's free so definitely good :cool:
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    If you're going to spend money on a "used upgrade", I'd skip the 2011 -unless- you can get it for a VERY good price.

    Instead, look for "at least" a 2012 -- they have USB3, a BIG "jump upwards".
     
  5. thomasemery thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is "free" a VERY good price? ;-)

    Thank you for your comments so far. Sounds like I should see a small performance increase. Now I just need to figure out the best way to migrate from one unusable machine to the good one.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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  7. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Migrate Either from time machine backup or external USB cable/ enclosure for your old drive
     
  8. Macbookprodude macrumors regular

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    I have to agree with the op here. Free is good. For me, I have never had the GPU issue on my 2011 MBP, as I have had no reason to change, though I may get the 2012 non-retina as its the last upgradable MacBook Pro. The rest after 2012 plus retina are not upgradable. Given the problems with 2015-2017 in terms of keyboard, I am glad I don't have that one. Seems like all went to crap after the 2012 Retina. While i like Retina, i don't like the price esp if its a 2012. Is there a way to use retina on a 2011 by changing the screens ? I have upped my video to 1.5 similar to the Intel 4000 chip.
     

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