Should I sell my MBP 17"?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rogerh, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. rogerh macrumors member

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    Ok to start off...

    I was going to get a 15.4 MBP w/ Merom but I got a great deal on a used two week old 17" MBP w/ 2 gigs of ram for $2150. I found someone locally who will buy it for $2400.

    Do you think I should just keep it or sell it and wait for something better? I probably will never get a deal like this again...

    I really like the MBP but I feel i dont take full advantage of it. I do a lot of 3D work and the software I use there is no universal binaries available. Also I do have bootcamp installed but it just seems like a waste, especially when I have a Intel Core 2 Duo Allendale @ 3.2GHz PC Desktop at home hooked up to a 2407FPW.

    I really do like the MBP a lot, especially since school just started, the 17" screen is nice. I LOVE OSX but all I would really use it for is to browse internet, aim, notes, etc.

    Here are some of my options

    -Keep it and be happy
    -Sell it for $2400, buy a 15.4 MBP with Merom when it comes out
    -Sell it, wait for Leopard/Santa Rosa... hopefully by the time universal binary versions of Maya and ZBrush will be available so I can actually do work in OSX instead of bootcamping Windows.
    -Sell it, just buy a normal Macbook
    -Sell it, buy a Windows Notebook (New Asus with core2 duo?)
    -Sell it, just use my Windows desktop and keep the $250 profit.

    What do you guys think? Sorry for the dumb question :)
     
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Heck, I'd sell it, but only because I wouldn't need it and you hadly ever make a profit on technology. And sounds like it's overkill for you. Sell and wait for the new MacBook revision. And for Leopard.
     
  3. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    If you like OSX then stick with Apple. As you mentioned binaries will come.
    If you don't need a portable then sell it. Time won't get you more money only less.
    If you in the future find a need for a portable then get a Merom 15'4" MBP. You can always hook it up to your 2407FPW. I would not advice you to get a MacBook for 3D.

    Bottom line: Sell it and wait
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I would definately sell it, that is a seriously good deal that is offered to you. Then I would either buy a Merom MBP, or a Merom MacBook. Which ever one you think duits you best.
     
  5. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

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    keep it and be happy!

    or

    sell it make the profit and wait on a merom.


    i think those are you only two options
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I think you should stick with what you have! A 17" MBP would rock.
     
  7. C00rDiNaT0r macrumors regular

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    sell it and wait for a 64-bit quad core MBP. it should be available in a year or so...

    But if you're in college and want a laptop for class and what not, I'd recommend you buy a cheap and light laptop (e.g. Macbook) and have the desktop in your dorm.
     
  8. aog macrumors newbie

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    I´d definitely keep it. I think it doesn´t matter if you´ll only use OS X for basic stuff, the 17" MBP is an amazing machine.
     
  9. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I'd sell it, and buy a Macbook. The low end one.
     
  10. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    i'd sell it and wait it out since it doesnt seem like you are in dire need of power. like someone mentioned before its hard to earn $$ since technology's value depreciates so quickly. if nothing you like comes out in the next few months you can always get another MBP. :)
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    and probably lose a few $$$ in the process. But its up to them of course :)
     
  12. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    sell it and buy a 15 incher later. Why not make a couple bucks? :cool:
     
  13. nate13 macrumors 6502

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    thats exactly what to do. you can always wait, get a 15 in, and then get a 20 inch display external for $250 when youre ready:D
     

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