Refurb 2011 15" MBP vs. 2010 15" MBP price difference

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by badtzwang, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. badtzwang macrumors regular

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    Hey all,

    Looking to purchase my first 15" MBP and I was looking at the Refurbs. I'm looking at these two models ... both are with 500 GB w/ 5400 RPM hard drive

    2011 15" MBP Hi-Res (1680x1050) 2.0GHz quad-core Intel i7 w/ ATI 6490m for $1649
    2010 15" MBP Hi-Res (1680x1050) 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 w/ Nvidia GT330m (512mb) for $1729

    I'm confused on why the 2010 one is more than the 2011 one ... I've heard that the 6490m is comparable to the GT330m, if not slightly worse. It's just weird that the newer model is cheaper than the older one. Any insights?
     
  2. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    The 2010 was a "upgrade" model, that's why it's more expensive.
     
  3. badtzwang thread starter macrumors regular

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    I understand that ... But from a pure processing standpoint, the 2011 should beat out the 2010 right? Both on CPU and GPU side
     
  4. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

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    Get the new 1 the 330m is a little faster but not by much
     
  5. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the 2011 is a much better laptop both on the CPU and GPU side, plus all the other little benefits the 2011 has.
     
  6. anthorumor macrumors 6502a

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    The 2011 has Thunderbolt as opposed to a simple displayport port
    The 2011 CPU is better (true quadcore as opposed to 2010's i7 which is dualcore with 2 hyperthreads (confusing, much?!))
    The 2011 GPU is better, I think.
    The 2011 price is better

    In conclusion, get the 2011 model!!
     
  7. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

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  9. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    the 2011 model is a quad core - enough said. so without question get the 2011 one
     

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