Anyone tempted to replace their current unibody MacBook with the 13'' MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Quillz, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Quillz macrumors 65816

    Quillz

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #1
    I am seriously considering selling off my current unibody MacBook and replacing it with a 13'' MacBook Pro. At first I didn't care, but the improvements made to the display are quite nice, and having FireWire 800 could be useful, as I have a few external hard drives that would benefit from a FireWire connection, as opposed to USB.
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Location:
    Mainland Europe
    #2
    Fail. You suck.

    [/kidding]

    But really, what are you expecting us to say? If you need the features of the new 13" MBP, then get it. Only you can decide on that.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Location:
    Southern Cal
    #3
    I'm sure a lot of people have thought about it but, some like their machines the way they are.
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
  5. egk69 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    #5
    What changing a CE MB for a cheap everyone can get one MBP!??

    nahh! you have to be crazy!!, i would never change my CE :D
    LOL!
     
  6. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Location:
    Mainland Europe
    #6
    Haha.. you're really spreading this, huh! :)
     
  7. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

    #7
    i initially thought about it but then thought:

    ~ 2.33 vs 2.0 isnt going to be worth the upgrade.
    ~ same HDD/RAM
    ~ same graphics
    ~ i dont use firewire
    ~ screen doesnt bother me
    ~ ive never come across the situation where i have been left needing more battery time

    so based on those conclusions it would be a waste of time for me to upgrade. These new machines are still excellent but not worth the upgrade cost for me.
     
  8. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #8
    Im waiting for you to update your signature! ;)
     
  9. 2056 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    #9
    yeah, if i had the money i'd do it in a second!
     
  10. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Location:
    Mainland Europe
    #10
    I did, just for you. I feel special now. Yay!
    Actually, I feel even more special having realized that my 2.0's the only aluminium laptop apple makes without a backlit keyboard. :cool:
     
  11. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

    5DollaFootlong

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    #11
    money is not the issue. whenever my computer fails, my apple store geniuses are to lazy to do repairs, so they just replace my computer. my current unibody 2.4 macbook is a reincarnation of a 2008 white macbook i purchased for school. trust me, even if something as minor as an airport card fails, those guys will offer me a replacement in a heartbeat. i love my apple store. :p
     
  12. SloopJohnB macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    #12
    The old uMBs are now the only apple laptops to NOT have FW in years and years. Do you think this will affect the resale price?
     
  13. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Location:
    Mainland Europe
    #13
    Fail. You suck too.

    [/kidding]
     
  14. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #14
    You are now part of my "gang"

    haha
     
  15. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Location:
    Mainland Europe
    #15
    Just as long as you don't start demanding any membership fees, I'm cool with it. :cool:
     
  16. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Area 51
    #16
    You gotta wear the gang colors tho, Silver & Black (of course)
     
  17. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

    #17
    i guess i just joined your gang. I dont know how collectable the computer will be though, just special.

    i love mine to bits and thats all that matters and when the time comes to upgrade it i will, but as long as a desktop is also practical to me i think i will still have my limited edition macbook. There's no sense forking out megabucks for a grunty laptop when you can spend little on a desktop, have the same or more power and then you dont feel as guilty when upgrading it just to keep up with technology
     
  18. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Location:
    PDX
    #18
    I'm keepin' my 13" MB for a while. It's almost the same as the new 13" MBP (2.4GHz and 4GB).
     
  19. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

    vendettabass

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Location:
    Seoul, South Korea
    #19
    Guess I might as well wait til' the i7 drops next year.
     
  20. Sareth macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    #20
    No. It would be insane for me to sell off my two month old laptop for an SD card slot I wouldn't use and FW well... I bought the uni MB, why would I need FW ? that would make the initial purchase insane and finally extra battery life I wouldn't notice either.
     
  21. HnZ macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Location:
    South Tyrol - North of Italy
    #21
    What's a Collector's Edition MacBook???

    And a question... would it be a big improvement to put in 4gb RAM in my MacBook Unibody 2,4Ghz...???
     
  22. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

    #22
    i dunno why they reckon its a 'collectors edition' i prefer to call it a limited edition because its probably the shortest lived apple product line, the aluminium macbook (without pro written beside it).

    I think they should have left it as a non-pro but having pro written there does make it sound better, that is a definite. im not saying its not suitable for a professional, it definetely is but the pro name should be there to upsell to the 15" and 17" models
     
  23. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2003
    Location:
    Columbia, MD
    #23
    You forgot the SD card slot and (the biggie, IMO), the improved battery.

    I'm tempted to upgrade, but I just can't afford to right now. :(

    That is incorrect. My 12" Powerbook was aluminium, and it didn't have a backlit keyboard either. Sorry to burst your bubble. :D
     
  24. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

    GeekGirl*

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
  25. HnZ macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Location:
    South Tyrol - North of Italy
    #25
    so i could call my macbook also "limited edition"???

    should i upgrade my ram to 4gb?
     

Share This Page