Exchange offer of Unibody MBP for Late 2007 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Medic, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Medic macrumors member

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    Need advice on this one...
    I was going to wait a little to get a unibody, but was offered to exchange a 2.4 Unibody MBP for my late 2007 2.4 MBP...The guy says he doesn't like the new unibody keyboard and port limitation. I use my MBP exclusively for Logic Pro, so I find this tempting, though my MBP has 4GB of RAM and 320GB 7200rpm HD...do you think I should go for it? Will I experience some thing more than just the joy of the unibody design :)? If I put another 2GB of RAM, should it be the same performance more or less? :confused:
     
  2. John89 macrumors regular

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    If you don't do it, I will!!! :D

    Sounds like a good deal to me! What HD and RAM does his MBP have?
     
  3. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    what are the specs on his?
     
  4. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    I would take it. You can buy a big hd and 4gb ram for 170 bucks.
     
  5. Sponsi macrumors member

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    I would definitely go for it. You're getting newer technology just for trading your 2+ year old laptop.
     
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  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Why wouldn't you do it? The old MBPs go for roughly $500 under the unibodys in the Apple Refurbs. Make sure it's not like beat up or something and that he at least has 2GB memory and 250GB HD.
     
  8. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing he's trading for a stock 2.4 MBP. 2.4/2GB/250GB/9600GT.

    Less RAM, slower/smaller HD. Still, do it.
     
  9. Medic thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it is factory standard, basic MBP unibody, the one that came out late 2008...2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 250 HD...bonus is that it comes with applecare. Sounds too good to be true to me, hence the hesitation, plus there are some constraints with the new unibody, I would have liked to be able to upgrade this one to 8GB RAM and it is precisely the one that can't ah :apple:
     
  10. vga4life macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't do it, but I'm one of those cranks that hates the glass-covered screen on the unibody mbp and who uses a 30" dual-link DVI monitor and hates the idea of being stuck using a flaky adapter to drive it.

    If you don't care about that, why not?
     
  11. zero85ZEN macrumors regular

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    Do it!

    You'll be getting rid of your flaky 8600 gpu before it fails! ;)
     
  12. neilhart macrumors 6502

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    A good point. If you are into external monitors then the full size full featured DVI port on the older machine would be missed in a big way. The UMBP with the mini DVI port (is major disappointment to me) requires extra cost adapters to use and provides less capability then your original machine.
     
  13. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    the display port is way better then the DVI imho because it carry's sound and doesent take up alot of space, sure the adapters cost money. but the display port is fairly seamless after apple has fixed its issues.

    i use a 23" acer 1080p lcd on it and its fantastic
     
  14. aaronearles macrumors newbie

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    Apple's implementation of display port on the mbp does not carry audio.

    I like the old model more, but I'd probably still do it.
     

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