So I have an old 2011 MacBook Pro...

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  1. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    It's a 13" MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and a 320GB HDD running 10.6.6.

    Any ideas as to what I can do with it?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Use it?

    What exactly are you asking for, ideas on how to use the computer, or selling it, or upgrading it?
     
  3. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Right. Probably not clear enough.
    I meant stuff like software modifications or perhaps setting it up as a server that my other devices can access etc...
     
  4. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    2011 isn't old.

    Laptops make nice backup servers for a small network. I set up my spare laptops as SSH servers for this reason.
     
  5. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    In comparison to my early 2013 rMBP, it is old:p
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Sell it, pass it on to family member, donate not to charity, burn it in a satanic ritual ??? the choices are endless....

    With an SSD and El Capitan installed it will run nearly as well as your rMBP.
     
  7. simonsi macrumors 601

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    1. Install an SSD
    2. Update to Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan as the urge takes you
    3. Wonder why you ever bought a 2013 model...
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    If you don't want it, sell it.

    If you know someone who could use it, sell it to them for a good price, and suggest that they upgrade the internal drive to an SSD -- very easy to do.

    Or, put an SSD in there yourself, and keep it around "as a spare"...
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    it wasn't old when your bought the 2013 and now your 2013 is old compared to my 2015 :p
     
  10. c8rlo macrumors 6502

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    as mentioned,

    1. sell it, fund for a newer model
    2. install an SSD, update to current OS and keep as a spare
    3. keep posting on MacRumors with it...;)
     
  11. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'll use it just for the last thing you mentioned
     
  12. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    I run El Cap on mine with a regular HD and it's still fast (HD is 7200 rpm). Can only imagine the speed once I get an SSD unit.
     
  13. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    Trust me when I tell you that it isn't. Spend $100 on an SSD and your definition of what fast is will be altered forever.
     

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