URGENT! Can't make my mind and need your help.

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  1. M10eer, Jun 19, 2012
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    M10eer macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I am about to purchase a new mbp but I'm confused between those two options;

    First one- a high end mbp 15 inch, earyl 2011

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC723LL/A

    Second one- base mbp 15 inch, late 2011

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD318LL/A

    Which one do you think I should go for? A newer one or an older one? They seem pretty much the same except their GPU and HDD. I also do a lot of video editing, photoshop and autocad.

    Can someone please explain me why I should go for "the one" ?

    And also How important is the age(months) difference at this point?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You can't go wrong with either one, I'd go with the later 2011 model, just because its newer.
     
  3. M10eer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's newer but...

    High End 2011- AMD Radeon HD 6750M with automatic graphics switching. 1GB GDDR5 graphics memory

    Base late 2011- AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory


     
  4. Dobiewonkanobie macrumors regular

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    I'd go with the first one, if you can afford it. Better graphics for your work and a bigger HDD as well. The age difference is minimal and means little in this case.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    What are you using the computer for? Tell me! Urgent!
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    Except the USB port.

    edit...nvm..just woke up

    ha !

    I looked too fast and didnt see they were the 2011 vs 2011. I thought it was 2011 v. 2012
     
  7. M10eer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hahaha I have to buy it by tonight as a birthday gift. This is why. It's just so confusing and decided to ask yall!
    I will do video editing, photoshop and use autocad most of the time!
     
  8. Dobiewonkanobie macrumors regular

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    Read the post! He says its for video editing and photoshop work.
     
  9. M10eer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean by that? It seems like they both have the same specs when it comes to usb port. Am I wrong?
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Then tell me why he's saying it is a gift. ;) And he says AutoCAD ... odd, right?


    Go with the earlier one then.
     
  11. M10eer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer. Age difference is the biggest question mark I had besides the GPU.
     
  12. Peace macrumors Core

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    See my edit.
     
  13. Greg M macrumors 6502

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    The first one is more powerful so get it. It's an easy choice.
     
  14. M10eer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's my bad I didn't make it more clear sorry about that. It's a birthday gift my parents decided to get me and yes I do video editing and use cad&photoshop a lot. And thank you so much for your answer, I appreciate it! :)


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    Got it:)
     
  15. Zwikker macrumors regular

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    I would go with the better one. Age difference is or like you said months difference don't mean anything at this point. They both are 2011 and the first one is more powerful.
     
  16. M10eer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just noticed that high end early 2011 comes with OS X and base late 2011 comes with MAC OS X.

    What are the difference between those two? Is it something that I should consider or not really?
     
  17. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    Really, lol.... As posted, the first one has more power. OSX, Mac Osx, Osx, Mac Osx, Osx. Its all the same, either will come with Lion...
     
  18. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    Just because it would be updated more recently, I would go with the first one. No real issue with either though :)
     
  19. Zwikker macrumors regular

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    It'll have lion in it. You can also upgrade it for free by next month when the new one comes out. Again don't worry if it's early or late 2011 what important is the power and early 2011 outperforms the late one. Good price!
     
  20. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    Get the more powerful one and call it a day. If your parents are like most they will never know the difference.
     
  21. angrydog macrumors member

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    Get the more powerful one for future-proofing and you get a 1 year warranty with either or.
     
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