I was going to call Leo on the “tech guy” show, but thought it would be easier to ask here.
I have an early 2011 macbookpro that I use for my ecommerce biz, and email, and just cruising the web. Its a little slower these days with certain functions, but o/w fine. 2.7 Ghz core i7, 1TB storage, spinning drive. The battery has 1700 cycles, and still going strong, LOL.
I love this machine cause it has 6 different ports (I hate port hubs) magsafe charging, and the disk drive (no laughing, i still need it occasionally. I still like to be able to travel with a laptop that has everything i need…no extra dongles, external drives, etc., needed
NOW… question is… Should i…
Option #1…Get the battery replaced, and a 500 gig SSD installed on this machine?
how much more life can i reasonably expect from this computer if I do that.
The only other down side of this machine is that it runs sierra, cant g to catalina. But so far, hasnt been a problem
Option #2…Get a refurbed late 2014/early 2015 13" macbookpro that still has most of what I want, & runs catalina. The big down side is that with 16GB ram, 500 gig SSD, intel i7 quad core…the cost is still $1000 + from a reputable refurb place, like OWC. Dont want later than early 2015, cause dont want the butterfly keyboard.
Option #3…If im going to spend over $1000…shoudl i just wait till like the spring or something, and get a macbookpro M1. Im still concerned about compatability issues, and i hate that it only has 2 thunderbolt ports.
IDK why apple is so concerned about how thin the laptop is. My 13’ 2011 macbookpro is thin enough. If u get too thin, then being too fragile becomes an issue, as far as im concerned.
Im asking here, cause Im pretty sure Leo will say get an M1.