Upgrading my Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thetechfixer, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

    thetechfixer

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    Apr 21, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
    #1
    I have a Early 2011 13" MacBook Pro

    Specs

    2.3GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core
    8GB RAM
    120GB Samsung 840 EVO

    I want to upgrade to the Refurbished Retina from October 2013
    The 13" Retina MacBook

    2.4GHZ Intel Core i5 Dual Core
    8GB RAM
    256GB SSD

    Is it worth the upgrade from the 2011 Non Retina to the 2013 Retina?

    Also what could I sell my old one for possibly. I have the Original Box, Charger, and a few cases and keyboard protectors. Thanks
     
  2. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

    Yebubbleman

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    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #2
    You're not gonna get that big of a speed boost seeing as you're only moving up two generations of Intel processor (one if you lump Ivy Bridge in with Sandy Bridge). The only benefit you get out of that is the retina screen (which is only useful if your software is optimized for it), better battery life, and double the storage. Otherwise, it's sort of silly.
     

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