Buying advice, 2010 Pro for 2010 iMac?

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  1. McBeresford, Feb 4, 2017
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    McBeresford macrumors regular

    McBeresford

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    Hey, the iMac is a 27" 3.2 core i3, 16 GB ram, 1TB storage. The MacBook Pro is a 2010 2.4 i5, 4 GB ram 320 storage and he will give me a 500GB 5400rpm drive to swap it with.

    Even trade, no cash exchanged. Is this a reasonable trade? What are your thoughts.

    Thanks!


    EDIT: for clarification, I would trading my iMac for the MacBook Pro.
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    2010 15" MacBook Pros are very prone to graphics failures. It's not clear which way your trade goes, but I wouldn't take a 2010 MacBook Pro for an iMac at this point.
     
  3. McBeresford thread starter macrumors regular

    McBeresford

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    Sorry, I would get a MacBook Pro, Im an iMac owner now.
     
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

    ZapNZs

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    Personally, I would not. There is no easy to way to know how the computer was treated, what condition the graphic card is in, and it would be a performance downgrade (and a smaller screen.) You might need to put money into it, such as a SSD and/or RAM, further increasing your investment.

    If you need a laptop, I think you might get a better deal purchasing a used MBP or MBA. I've seen the C2D MBPs and MBAs for as little as several hundred dollars in outstanding condition. Apple still even sells the mid-2012 MacBook Pro-13 and an entry level i5 refurb I've seen as low as $770...and that computer comes with a year warranty and eligibility for AppleCare.
     
  5. McBeresford thread starter macrumors regular

    McBeresford

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    Thanks for the input. I have a 2016 TB 15" MacBook Pro so I don't really *need* it, just nice to have a backup.
     

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