Trading my 17" iMac for a Core Duo Mini and ACD... deal or no deal?

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  1. kildraik macrumors 6502a

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    I offered a person to trade their Core Duo Mac Mini (1GB RAM, 80 GB HD) and 20" ACD for my stock 17" Core Duo iMac, and offered to upgrade my ram to 1.5 GB, and my 60GB iPod. On the recieveing end (i.e. the guy recieving my offer), would it be a good deal, or not?
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    It would be a great deal for him. The iMac Core Duo is a great machine. Cost wise, it comes out about even, but performance wise, the iMac will kick the mac mini's ass.
     
  3. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Besides the Mini, I'm also looking to trade for a white 2.0GHz MacBook. I am in serious and desperate need of more portability, and I want it to be an Intel machine as my iMac is... What a situation I'm in!!
     
  4. Nate4747 macrumors regular

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    I might make that trade for my white MacBook. I'll think about it.
     
  5. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    wheres howie when you need him? i would say its a good deal for the other guy. i would try to get a little more than a mac mini, however. Especially since you are
    i would try to get a "portable", even though the mac mini is rather portable (for a desktop).
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Why would you trade a 17" iMac with Core Duo for a Mac Mini Core Duo + ACD???? Is it the size of the ACD (I'm assuming it's a 20" screen)???

    Anyway, I'd try to get a MBP for the iMac if you want portability. I don't know how the Mac Mini would help you.
     
  7. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would that even be a considerable trade for both parties?
     
  8. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Not really. Perhaps if his iMac were a 20" instead of a 17", the cost would be similar.

    Core Duo Mac mini - $800
    20" ACD - $800
    Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse - $80

    Total package is about $1,680. Almost $400 more than a 17" iMac Core Duo and almost the exact same price as the 20" model. (This is, of course, before any hardware upgrades, but you get the idea.)

    I'm not necessarily saying you would be getting a great deal in this trade, especially considering the difference in specs between the two machines. It just depends on what your individual needs and preferences are.
     
  9. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am also including my 60GB iPod... +399, so the price is a bout even;) .
     
  10. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I see. I still think the other guy is getting the better end of the deal, personally. Maybe I'm just a huge iMac fan, though. :)
     

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