The New 13 Inch Makes Me Want To Cry

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hawkofglory, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Hawkofglory macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2008
    I got the old 13" las september and have been grounded ever since i got it. Is it worth it for me to sell it on amazon for 900 and pay the difference ($200 I get Student Discount) for the new 13 inch it looks like it is over twice as fast.
  2. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3


    Feb 10, 2011
    The question is, can you afford it and is it worth it to you?
  3. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    Only you can decide if it's worth it.

    Sure, go for it.
  4. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    So you're only paying an additional $200 after your student discount? DO IT!!
  5. V4705, Mar 13, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011

    V4705 macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    I just replaced mine (13" 2.4 2010 to 13" i5 2011).
    Honestly I did it just because getting AppleCare its 250$ so selling and getting a new one makes more sense.

    I think Photoshop load faster, Didn't saw yet any other difference.
    It's wormer and I think the new fan don't have "levels" like the 2010, in the 2011 it's super quite or super noisy, nothing in the middle.

    The Webcam is slightly better, and there are no accessories yet with Thunderbolt.

    I think, If you have a limited budget for upgrade, maybe it is best to get SSD drive. but if you don't care to spend 200$, its nice to get a new/current model. I'm happy with my upgrade. But overthink/cry about that? hell no. it's the same machine +/-.
  6. NikFinn macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2009
    Suddenly, I have a reason to buy every new MBP.
  7. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Grounded...Dude honestly if your grounded your probly 13 and don't need the best of the best... what do you even use your laptop for..
  8. StandardMeth0d macrumors member


    Jul 2, 2010
  9. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007
    Wait until you can get the free Touch to sell for $200 and you're good to go.
  10. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    Yup. That's exactly what I did when I qualified for student discount. Got the student discount, sold the free iPod and pretty much upgraded for free.

    As for whether or not the OP should upgrade well... I played with the new MBP's in the Apple store this weekend. Really - there is nothing to write home about in terms of performance that you can perceive in daily use. I'm sure games or certain intense apps make a difference though. Personally, I'd wait for the 2012 MBP which is likely to be even faster, with a new slim design.

    The machines actually felt slower than my 2.53 C2D - because I spent a few bucks on an SSD. Really - if you want the machine to feel snappier, get an SSD and some RAM in there.
  11. d0minick macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2011
    LOL I did not quite get this statement either.

    But, contributing, I love the macbook. Screen could be better but still a monster. Replaced my xps.
  12. kfscoll macrumors 65816


    Nov 3, 2009
    Do you really think you'll be able to sell your 13" for $900? Micro Center has brand-new 2.4GHz C2D 2010 MBPs selling for $900.

    And WTF did you do to get yourself grounded for so long?
  13. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010

    haha I read that completely different from you all. I took it as grounded as in unpretentious and satisfied with the purchase. :confused:
  14. aimeeinohio macrumors regular


    Nov 20, 2010
    LOL I was thinking the same thing, What the heck are you doing to be grounded so severely for so long? Dang, kiddo! My oldest is 16 and has had a Touch since Christmas... She turned 16 a week ago and we got her an inexpensve Acer laptop- no WAY I am spending the $$$ for a MBP for a kid. Heck I JUST got my first one! LOL
  15. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    You don't need to insult anyone. At my high school, whenever someone sees my iMac, iPad, or iPhone, they get jealous. It's a status thing when your a teen. The more Apple products you own, the cooler you are. :cool:
  16. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2009
    Plano, TX
    That could quite possibly be the dumbest thing I have heard in a LONG time. Unless you're working and paying for it yourself, save your parents the hard earned money. My parents are plenty well off and never once bought me "best of the best". If I wanted something as lavish as an Apple Computer or a freakin car, I was payin for it myself. Honestly taught be the value of a buck

    Hell, I even payed my own way through a 4 year education at UT Austin.
  17. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    My dad just bought me the laptop in my sig. $2500. However, it was a birthday present for 18.
  18. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    Jacksonville, FL
    I'm sorry :D
  19. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2009
    Plano, TX
    I'm not. Nor is my bank account. :D
  20. adnoh macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
  21. ozred macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2011
    Do not waste your money.

    Rarely do others really NEED the modest speed increase. You have a good one now, enjoy and watch what happens to light peak. Apple/Intel crippled it by using old school copper wire instead of fiber optics that it what it was designed for. You're essentially paying for something of no value for a year minimum.
  22. DudeMartin macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Chicago, Illinois
    The GPU is a downgrade, so unless you really care about processing power, this one is a downgrade overall. Oh and the FaceTime camera.
  23. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Lmao. My thoughts exactly...latest and greatest...but it Thunderbolt can only be great if it has accessories :p
  24. Looon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2009
    The title made me think this was another overheating discussion
  25. Hawkofglory thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2008
    I honestly did not say i was grounded for this reason but here is why i had bad grades for a long time.
    I use my computer for Gaming, Photoshop (Graphic Design 4-6 Class) and My Huge Itunes (all legal and paid for which makes me more proud of it.;)

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