Author Topic: which computer should I keep and upgrade?  (Read 650 times)

nikki

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which computer should I keep and upgrade?
« on: April 05, 2017, 08:40:08 PM »
I have a early 2011 15inch mac book pro with 4gb 2ghz i7 intel hd graphics 3000 500gb storage and a Dell Inspiron i7359-4371SLV 13.3 Inch 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD + 8 GB SSD..which one should I keep and upgrade? (mac is older but I think more upgradable)

reddeercity

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Re: which computer should I keep and upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 11:06:03 PM »
I would upgrade the mbp , as you can install a SSD ,add more ram up to 8GB I think
i7quad-core over a i5dual-core twice as fast in some cases , even take out the dvd drive and install a second SSD .
Weakness is the intel 3000 gpu   after I read the apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) - Technical Specifications
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Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6490M with automatic graphics switching
:o  8) Yes very good !!
Even though the mbp is 5-6 years old it's still has more potential and is way more usable then the dell .

nikki

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Re: which computer should I keep and upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 08:16:19 PM »
thanks!
I will update you when upgraded
what are you using now for post workflow?