15" 2.8Ghz Dual-Core upgrade to i7 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ryanide, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. ryanide macrumors 6502

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    I currently have a 15" Intel Dual-Core 2.8Ghz Glossy screen, 4GB 320GB with Express Card. Previous top model before they switched to the SD card slot.
    Its about a year old, used very little, excellent condition with no dents or scratches. Battery shows 89% good health, 140 cycles.

    I'm wondering if it is worth upgrading to the new i7 15" MBP with the HD screen and non-replaceable battery. I would really like the additional screen space and longer battery life.

    Do you think I could still get somewhere around $1600 for it? Is there a blue book value listing somewhere for reference?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Ive just upgraded from the same 2 machines but didnt get the HD screen as was told it wasnt really worth the money from an apple rep. The new machine is amazing! I play a lot of games including SC2 and the graphics card is insane!

    There is a website where you can get a valuation of your macbook but its only very rough, but cant remember what is it called. I sold my first gen 2.8 mbp for £1000 that was about 2 years old.
     
  3. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if you could get $1600 but doesn't hurt to as. If people don't bite lower your price. The i7 would be a definite upgrade for pretty much anything you do, but don't be fooled by the "9 hour battery life" selling point. You will get around 4 most likely.
     
  4. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    If im just surfing the web or word etc i get around 5/6 but when it kicks up it goes down to around 3/4 but still a lot better than my old battery :) thats all that counts! :p
     
  5. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

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    See my sig...

    I think just that jump was worth it.
    I also like gaming though, so I am more feeling and liking the 330m than the processor jump.
     
  6. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    How come you didnt get the top spec 15" with 512MB ram? I always get the top spec 15" as gaming is quite important for me. 330m is great!
     
  7. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    i am only guessing here, but perhaps because the benchmarks show the 512mb is almost a worthless upgrade because it is nearly ever adressed and when it is the bus speed it the limiting factor so there is almost no performance benefit in 512mb over 256mb on the 330?
     
  8. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Fair enough. Havent read anything about it. My view is the higher the number the better :D normally not far wrong :rolleyes:
     
  9. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.barefeats.com/mbpp22.html

    of course higher is better .... but is it worth the extra $$. from what i read the only time the 512mb will be any faster at all then the 256mb 330m is when you connect it to a 30" external monitor and game on 2560x resolution, otherwise they are equally fast.
     
  10. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    I had the extra £££ so thought it was worth it :)
     

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