Buying advice, 2010 Pro for 2010 iMac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Atreyu25, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Atreyu25, Feb 4, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2017

    Atreyu25 macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2005
    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.


    EDIT: for clarification, I would trading my iMac for the MacBook Pro.
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    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. Atreyu25 thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2005
    Sorry, I would get a MacBook Pro, Im an iMac owner now.
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    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. Atreyu25 thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2005
    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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