Worth Macbook4,1 to Macbookpro8,1 upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lp2000, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. lp2000 macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2011
    I'm considering replacing my current white macbook early-2008 (c2d 2.4GHz 4GB RAM running OS Lion) with used Early-2011 MacbookPro 13" (i7 2.7GHz 8GB RAM running Yosemite).

    Can anyone having similar experience provide some feedback if the performance and usability increase is noticeable for non-demanding use (no video editing at all)? (Mail, browsing, youtube, iphoto and running WINDOWS either with bootcamp or parallels)

    Thanks for useful advise, I'm just doubtful that it might be just sensible to stay for a while with macbook until going for newer machine.
  2. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    The Macbook Pro you're describing seems to be a nice machine. Depending on the price, it's the way to go.

    Otherwise, you could think about installing 6GB of RAM and a SSD on your Macbook. On my late-2009 Macbook, VLC player was unusable until I got a SSD and the video playing became possible, but have in mind that your Mac has a pretty outdated Intel iGPU. An HD3000 with an i7 will present a noticeable improvement.

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