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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aircanman, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. aircanman macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  2. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    1.5 years is too long? My early 2011 is super fast, and I hope it lasts a few more years.
     
  3. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Doubt you'll see an improvement. What processor did you have before?
     
  4. aircanman thread starter macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  5. thekev macrumors 604

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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.
     
  6. aircanman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  7. retinarob macrumors regular

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    That's cool. What do you use your computer for, specifically?
     
  8. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  11. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I don't always buy macs, but when I do, I post about it. - Coolest man in the world.
     
  12. Hobbit6003 macrumors member

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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
     
  13. aircanman thread starter macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  14. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    slap in an ssd and it will run faster then ur new one LOL
     
  15. aircanman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True, but I would rather spend the money on an upgraded model than almost £500 on a SSD!
     
  16. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    who says ssd was 500 dollars?
     
  17. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  18. Rusty33 macrumors 6502

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    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....;)
     
  19. aircanman thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  20. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    u dont have to get a 512gb ssd....
     
  21. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  22. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    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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    Where are you shopping?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-512...QQ4U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1345475437&sr=8-2
     
  23. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    If you get a new one, get a moshi keyboard protector so we don't have to listen about you complaining about shiny keys in early 2015.
     
  24. Nearly macrumors newbie

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  25. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    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.
     

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