Sick of my 2011 Shiny Keyed MBP - New one on the way

aircanman

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Well I have had my 2011 MBP for too long now (base model)

So decided to go for the i7 MBP 2012 with 750GB and 8GB ram, hopefully should see an improvement in speed!! Looking forward to its arrival!
 

Irock619

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Well I have had my 2011 MBP for too long now (base model)

So decided to go for the i7 MBP 2012 with 750GB and 8GB ram, hopefully should see an improvement in speed!! Looking forward to its arrival!
1.5 years is too long? My early 2011 is super fast, and I hope it lasts a few more years.
 

gmanist1000

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Well I have had my 2011 MBP for too long now (base model)

So decided to go for the i7 MBP 2012 with 750GB and 8GB ram, hopefully should see an improvement in speed!! Looking forward to its arrival!
Doubt you'll see an improvement. What processor did you have before?
 

thekev

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2.4 i5. I like to keep up to date with my macs, plus my one only has 500gb it's starting to fill up!
That's not so much up to date. It's more just chasing bright shiny objects, or in your case running away from them. The current generation offers a very moderate bump in speed, and really if you were using a 2.4 i5, your requirements can't have been very demanding, so there's no reason to pretend it's a requirement:p.
 

aircanman

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That's not so much up to date. It's more just chasing bright shiny objects, or in your case running away from them. The current generation offers a very moderate bump in speed, and really if you were using a 2.4 i5, your requirements can't have been very demanding, so there's no reason to pretend it's a requirement:p.
Lol, I went for a MBA 11 and loved it. But it was too small and made my carpal tunnel bad, went back to my MBP but decided I liked having something new!! This was the way forward I thought. Should be a little quicker mind. Intel 4000. I7 etc.
 

racer1441

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Cool!

I did something similar. Got a new 2012 mbp to play with, have a SSD and 16gb of memory on the way.
 

Ryukouki

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inb4hesayswebbrowsing.

All in all, the only REAL reason I see him dumping his laptop is to get gaming done on it, although with a 13 inch you won't get too great in terms of performance.
 

Hobbit6003

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1.5 yrs old Mac is too old?

Lol, I'm still running a 2007 iMac at home! :)

You have caught a serious infection that is called Upgraditis!:p
 

aircanman

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That's cool. What do you use your computer for, specifically?
Most of the time it is web browsing, but I also use it for iMovie, iPhoto (20k photos) and iTunes.

Like the computer to be nice and quick all the time!
 

gentlefury

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Most of the time it is web browsing, but I also use it for iMovie, iPhoto (20k photos) and iTunes.

Like the computer to be nice and quick all the time!
So what you are saying is, rather than upgrading your ram and HDD to an SSD you are going to buy an all new computer. Seems like a poor decision.
 

Rusty33

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So what you are saying is, rather than upgrading your ram and HDD to an SSD you are going to buy an all new computer. Seems like a poor decision.
Not true...he's helping the economy! What good will his savings do hidden away under his mattress?

If only everyone was so forward thinking....;)
 

aircanman

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who says ssd was 500 dollars?
A 512GB SSD in the UK is about £500, which is around $800.

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So what you are saying is, rather than upgrading your ram and HDD to an SSD you are going to buy an all new computer. Seems like a poor decision.
It isn't really let's think about it, I get an upgraded machine, new warranty, I'm happy, apple sell another computer.
 

Orange Furball

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Can I have the old one? :)

I'm still rocking a base model 2008 aluminum MacBook... only upgrades are 4GB of ram and a 64GB SSD for windows. Everything else is still stock.
 

gentlefury

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A 512GB SSD in the UK is about £500, which is around $800.

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It isn't really let's think about it, I get an upgraded machine, new warranty, I'm happy, apple sell another computer.
You can do whatever you want. I just don't think you will see the dramatic improvement you are thinking you will see. Upgrading will provide the exact same advantage at a price difference of a couple thousand dollars.

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A 512GB SSD in the UK is about £500, which is around $800.
Where are you shopping?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-512GB-6GBPS-Desktop-Basic/dp/B007BBQQ4U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1345475437&sr=8-2
 

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theuserjohnny

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1.5 yrs old Mac is too old?

Lol, I'm still running a 2007 iMac at home! :)

You have caught a serious infection that is called Upgraditis!:p
I was running my 2006 Macbook before updating to my Retina. I personally don't see how people can upgrade year to year (but if you have the money by all means do it). But for me I don't want to upgrade unless software is no longer supported (ML wasn't supported on my Macbook) or if I desperately need the added bump in power.