Please help me select a MBP; what would you do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rjdoc74, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. rjdoc74 macrumors member

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    Hello everyone, good information on this forum.

    I consider myself a light user. I mostly do word processing, email, web browsing, Netflix, light family picture editing and storage. No gaming, no graphics intesive tasks, etc. About a year ago I purchased a late 13 inch 2011 MBP (FD313LL). I do find that it's a great machine, but occasionally I find myself wanting a fatser machine (I still have stock 4 GB of ram though). Now, I was offered a very good price for my current MBP a few days ago and I am seriously thinking about selling it. I do want to replace it with a refurb MBP and the only think I want is for the repalcement to be faster. What would you guys recommend?

    I am trying to decide between these:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD314LL/A

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC372LL/A

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD318LL/A

    What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like FD314LL is a clear winner. Faster is better, right?

    Unless you get an Air. for a light user that values portability that might be a better option.
     
  3. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Bump up the ram to 8GB and slap in a SSD and you're fine. No need to buy something if you can upgrade it and save cash.
     
  4. ANTONkoolaid macrumors member

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    In complete agreement with this.
     
  5. rjdoc74 thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree, under normal curcumstances I would keep my current MBP for several years. But now I have a chance to sell it for price I bought it for (bought refurbished) and get a brand new (or refurbished) machine! I do like getting new stuff.
     
  6. InlawBiker macrumors 6502

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    In that case I would get either the last one on your list (which is what I just bought) or the new base 2012 13" MBP. Either one, upgrade to 8GB RAM minimum or your experience will be pretty much the same.
     
  7. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    I'd go for the last one in your list (October 2011 2.2 GHZ 15'' MBP). You'll notice a pretty significant speed bump on this machine, and it's extremely new- only one current generation old. Basically a brand new machine compared to the market. Throw in a SSD and possibly upgrade the RAM (cheap- maybe $50) and you'll have a solid machine.
     
  8. rjdoc74 thread starter macrumors member

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    What's the difference hardware-wise between October 2011 13" MBP vs 2012 13" MBP?
     

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