Should I Sell My Early 2011 13" Base MBP and Purchase 13" Base MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gregpod9, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. gregpod9 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    I have a 13" early 2011 base MBP and I thinking of selling it and getting the Base 13" MBA with 8 GB Ram. Do you think its worthwhile doing it?
  2. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    Pre-Sandy Bridge (?) 4GB large machine -> Ivy Bridge 8GB tiny machine. Seems like an enjoyable upgrade to me. But, whether or not it is worth it is up to you :)
  3. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    Yes, it definitely worth it.
  4. tey112 macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Almost same boat here. I am on the Early-2011 High End 13", and I'm about to go to the base 13" + 8GB ram air. I have the 2012 13" mbp on order, but i've been convinced to return and get the air instead.

    For me, the only computing intensive thing I do is Solidworks - and I have a dedicated windows machine for that.
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    definitely? pray tell
  6. Blu-Ray macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2008
    Maybe put more RAM and slap a nice SSD in your 2011 MBP. That should give you the feeling of a snappy new laptop and hold you over for at least a couple more years.
  7. evorc macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2011

    Sure why not because it's pre-sandy bridge. But mid 2011 Sandy Bridge to the new one, not so much. I have a mid 2011 base 13" Air and I can't see myself upgrading ($300-500 after selling used) for extra speed I won't even notice.
  8. oscolivar1 macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2012
    I would say no and enjoy your macbook air and upgrade in a few years. BTW why do you need the upgrade if your were to do so...what do you use your mac for school/work? Are you pushing the limits of your current macbook air?

    I'm not going to upgrade my 11" air because i have to pay more money for upgrades i won't see in daily use.

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