Should I buy late 2011 pro 13" 2.8GHz or mid 2012 13" 2.9GHz?

mrhuynh94

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Aug 21, 2012
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The 2012 13" will run me $1500 while the 2011 13" will be $1250. Which should I get?
 

PapaVBnMOMO

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Aug 11, 2012
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You can get a refurbished 2012 13" 2.9 i7 for 1269 on apple.com now, go to the refurbished section...
EDIT: oops looks like I bought the last one, only has the base model 2012 for $1019
 
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cloudyo

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Feb 25, 2012
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You can get a refurbished 2012 13" 2.9 i7 for 1269 on apple.com now, go to the refurbished section...
EDIT: oops looks like I bought the last one,
lol - i can imagine the OP reading the first sentence and smiling all over his face, until he reads the edit ;)
 

aircanman

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Feb 2, 2011
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Since you're asking the question seemingly based on specs, that suggests specs don't actually matter. Let me guess: iTunes, internet, word processing, "occasional video editing and photoshop" ? Either one will be fine.
Why do you generalise people like this? At the end of the day, if they have the computer for these basic tasks there is nothing wrong with wanting it to do them with the best performance?

Do people have to be movie directors in order to have the best machines? Do you think there needs to be a little qualification so people can have them?
 

SlyMac

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Jun 16, 2008
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You need to figure out if the extra spec bump is needed and if it is, is it worth the extra coin. These questions are difficult for others to answer because we all use and need our laptops for different reasons. One persons satisfied base model purchase is another persons buyers remorse.
 

aircanman

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Feb 2, 2011
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You need to figure out if the extra spec bump is needed and if it is, is it worth the extra coin. These questions are difficult for others to answer because we all use and need our laptops for different reasons. One persons satisfied base model purchase is another persons buyers remorse.
Yes, but ultimately don't let people bully you on here by making you think you are buying a machine too fast for what you need, there is no compromise for performance!
 

mrobit

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Mar 7, 2012
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Yes, but ultimately don't let people bully you on here by making you think you are buying a machine too fast for what you need, there is no compromise for performance!
Yes there is: money. If OP is going to get a performance gain that s/he doesn't need, then why bother spending an extra ~$250 for something that isn't going to be used? I understand the concept of 'future proofing' something but there's a point that you hit where the performance increase and the extra cost just don't meet up.