2011 model worth holding on to?
I have 2 early 2011 17" PowerBooks both work but run at a snails pace. My main one has all the ram maxed out but still is slow. I believe the main one has that GPU problem. I missed the repair deadline. What I am wondering is if I invested in one of these. Could I get it running fast and would it support the Adobe photoshop, illustrator and Modo 3D software. Is it worth it or should I buy a new laptop.
What do I need to do if these are keepers?
Haha Well OK than. My MacBook Pros are as follows:
Both systems specs (by doing serial number lookup on EveryMac):
MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 17" Early 2011 2.3 GHz Core i7 (I7-2820QM)
- Intro. February 24, 2011
- Disc. October 24, 2011
- Order BTO/CTO
- Model A1297 (EMC 2352-1*)
- Family Early 2011 17"
- ID MacBookPro8,3
- RAM 4 GB
- VRAM 1 GB*
- Storage 750 GB HDD
- Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"
I noticed that lookup did not include the added RAM. I don't recall what the max configuration was for it (16?) but the 1st one has the total amount of RAM that can be added to max it out. The RAM that was in it was replaced with max.
Is this a good question?