Did I get a good deal on this trade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clickart, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. clickart macrumors member

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    I just traded a brand new base 21" iMac for a two months old 2011 15" MBP 8 GB RAM 750GB HD 7200RPM with hardshell case and keyboard cover. Did I do good?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If you got the MBP, then yes you got a good deal, but if it was the other way, not so much.
     
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Even if you just look at the prices, you can see that you got a good deal.
     
  4. clickart thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I got the MBP ;) Is the MBP faster than the basic current Imac? I was looking for something basic for my gf to watch youtube. But I thought the deal was too good to pass up. I figure I can sell it within a year and get some of my money back with a MBP.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    well, I'm not entirely certain which one you got, but yes, it does benchmark higher. Does that translate to "faster"? That depends on what you're doing.
     
  6. cfII macrumors regular

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    your hard drive specs may be off. If its the factory drive than its either a 500gig 7200rpm or a 750 5400 rpm. hope thats a typo
     
  7. lovemacs macrumors member

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    I would make sure the MBP you got isn't stolen ...

    If it's too good to be true, it probably is.
     
  8. clickart thread starter macrumors member

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    It is not stolen. I got the receipt and the box. The hard drive is aftermarket with 7200 RPM.
     
  9. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    No the imac even the most basic one is faster. It sports desktop class CPUs and even the slow ones are faster than the fastest notebook CPUs.
    If you got the Highend MBP (which I doubt) than the MBP would have a 1GB vs only 512MB VRAM which isn't bad but considering that you can overclock an imac GPU far higher it will definitely beat it.
    The lowend MBP with 6490M is definitely a lot worse in Gaming but if you do normal work there is little difference.

    A MBP is much more expensive because it just fits all that in a smaller chassis and is mobile. It is slower not by too any significant margin. The higher mobile Turbo even makes up for a somewhat slower CPU. Only very taxing stuff will really let you know that one is faster like encode session etc.
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The iMac does not have a desktop class CPU. It is essentially a mobile logicboard stuffed inside a screen.
     
  11. NZed macrumors 65816

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    he didnt say he traded for a NEW UNTOUCHED MBP, he said he traded it for a 2 MONTHS old MBP. The old user could have changed the drive.
     
  12. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    if you read above, the OP already said he had an aftermarket HDD in it...

    as far as geekbench goes, maybe i'm reading it wrong but it seems like the newest iMac did slightly better than the newest 15"...

    However, I'd still say you got a good deal just because of portability.
     
  13. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I think that the iMac uses mobile CPUs.
     
  14. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    I was in the apple store yesterday. Don't remember for cpu's but i know it uses mobile gpu's.
     
  15. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    The iMac 21" has a Core i5 Quad Core 2.5 Ghz.
    There is only one such CPU sold by Intel i5 2400S. A 2.5Ghz Quad Core in Mobile 45W TDP Class is an i7 not an i5. The i5 2400S is a 65W CPU still a little lower than the non S 95W CPUs but a Desktop CPU non the less.

    @Guitar but we are talking about CPUs not GPUs. The GPU is mobile has the M at the end of 6750M implies, no doubts there. Unlike with GPUs one as to look a little harder for the CPU Apple uses because they don't post anywhere the simple model number lika i5 2400S as Dell and pretty much any manufacturer does it.
     

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