Mac Pro for MacBook Pro - Fair Trade?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DevinPitcher, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    So tomorrow I'm supposed to be making a trade. My Mac Pro for this guys MacBook Pro. First off, I'll start with specs.

    Mac Pro (1,1)
    Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.0 GHz
    6GB DDR2 RAM
    2 x 1 TB HDD
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB
    Max OS: Mac OS X Lion

    MacBook Pro (6,2)
    15" Antiglare High resolution display
    Dual Core Intel Core i7 2.66 GHz
    4 GB DDR3 RAM
    500GB HDD
    NVidia GeForce GT 330M 512 MB
    Max OS: Current

    I'm trading my Mac Pro and one of my two Samsung 23" LED displays with it. Do you think this is a fair trade? He wants a desktop, I want a laptop. He has a Mac Pro just like this that went out a few years back that he'd like to have back again, and he said he wants this one because he can swap his hard drives, ram, and AirPort card over to it.

    I guess I also didn't like how I'm limited to OS X Lion. It works fine for me, but being unsupported isn't as much fun anymore.

    So.... fair trade?
     
  2. tgi
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    tgi

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    I'd say go for it, win win for both.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought so. I thought it over and I'm going through with it. Performance is a little better on the MBP, so I guess I can't complain. It'll be even better with an SSD vs. the stock 5400 RPM HDD.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    I would trade the mac pro for the laptop. The laptop is worth significantly more.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did, and I'm on it now. Put 8GB of RAM in it and a Samsung 840 series 250GB SSD and it's MUCH faster than the MP. :cool:
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Bad swap for the guy who got the MP
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Swapping a 2006 machine for a 2010 machine. Damn, talk about an uptrade.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you got a great trade there. the guy who got the old pro sounds like he was seduced by the idea of a tower.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apparently he has one just like it that "died" on him, and this way he can move all his RAM and HDs over and get back to how he used to work. He verified this by checking with me on the model number, A1186. However, A1186 is shared all the way up to the 8 core 2008 models, which are way better than this MBP. So I'm not sure if he understood this, but hey, I wasn't gonna screw myself over. :rolleyes:
     

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