Cannot Decide what MB/MBP/MBA To Get?

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  1. WAM2 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you guys think? I Do, do some casual gaming, web surfing, and some video editing (nothing major, but I Do plan to get FCPX one of these days, I'm sick of iMovie.). So I Have To Choose Between these:

    MacBook Pro Unibody Late 2008:
    15.4" Glossy
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz
    4gb Ram
    9400m + 9600m GT 256mb
    250gb HDD

    MacBook Air Late 2010:
    11.6" Glossy
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4ghz
    2gb Ram
    320m
    64gb SSD

    MacBook Unibody 2008:
    13.3" Glossy
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz
    2gb Ram
    9400m
    250gb HDD

    MacBook Air Original (Early 2008):
    13.3" Glossy
    Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6ghz
    2gb Ram
    X3100
    80gb HDD

    I Have No Idea what to get, I Will be putting an SSD in any of the MBP or MB, not MBA.
     
  2. v654321 macrumors member

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    Personally I wouldn't go for the Airs for future proofing purposes and limited expandability.

    The 15,4" is the better choice given the GPU and screen real estate in my personal opinion.
     
  3. WAM2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats What I Was Thinking. Thanks for the Input! I Game on High settings with my 8600m GT in my Current MBP, and I'm going to sell this for that 15 inch, its a win win!
     
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    What's your budget? Where are you planning on buying from?
     
  6. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    15.4 from that list for sure. But unless you're getting a really kickass deal or something you would be better off getting a refurbished 2010 MBP.
     
  7. Mersailios macrumors regular

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    I recommend a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro, which is going to give you the best bang for your buck.
     
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    Am I right in thinking that the ram on the air cannot be upgraded?
     
  10. WAM2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    they are all $750, except the Unibody MacBook, thats $650.
     
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  12. WAM2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the Input, But I Have decided to just keep my Current MacBook Pro. I have tried to sell it twice and haven't had any luck for the amount i want for it ($750), I Would go lower, but I put to much money into this recently to get burned and get a (potentially worse) machine, that may look better, but not perform the same. I Have decided not to game on it anymore, it should preserve the GPU another couple years, then I will part it and use whatever cash from it and other cash I saved up to get the latest macbook pro. My Current macbook pro is maxed other than not having an SSD, and I Will be throughing an SSD in there so wish me luck!
     

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