Worth upgrading from Early 2011 13" MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NOLF1, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. NOLF1 macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have been holding off on upgrading for as long as possible in order to wait for Apple to evolve the MacBook Pro enough to justify upgrading.

    Currently, I have the Early 2011 13" MacBook Pro (4GB RAM, 2.3Ghz i5 CPU, Intel HD 3000 graphics).

    If I were to upgrade to the 15" MacBook Pro that was just announced, would it be worth it? I mean, would I actually SEE the difference? Like better performance, etc? Enough to justify the cost?

    I appreciate any advice!
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yes the quad core 15 inch MacBook pro has about 8 times the performance of that old dual core machine and graphics wise it is even more of a boost it will be a massive upgrade in every department.
     
  3. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    2011 13" to 2017 15"? Huge difference, unless your activities never get more intense than web browsing.
     
  4. NOLF1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Will battery life be much better as well?
     
  5. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, especially if it's the original battery.
     

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