Price Advice Friend wants to buy old MacBook.. upgrade to new MBP?

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  1. sou1 so1di3r, Dec 7, 2011
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    sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    ssia....


    I have Black MacBook.. purchased June 2008

    4GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, can't remember which processor (Core 2 Duo), have to check when I'm home.

    Taken perfect care of it...just had entire keybaord/trackpad replaced last summer under applecare.. I have Lion on it and tons of other apps that I would leave for the friend including iLife suite, iWork, Microsoft Office 2011, etc.

    He offered me $400... I'm thinking no way.. at least $500 or $600...

    but what do you guys think? Worth it to upgrade and get a new MBP? I would get the 15" if I could and boost it up.. but it's going to be really pricey, like 2.5k so idk if I have that much money! :eek:
     
  2. happle macrumors 6502a

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    I just sold my unibody white macbook with upgrades and in mint condition for 650. So id probly say 500 is all you would get. I also just bought the top of the line 15" mbp with ah screen and ssd for 2.4k
     
  3. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    Pretty sure this is the exact same macbook I have just a little newer...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Macbo...ple_Laptops&hash=item2eb9aedb19#ht_500wt_1156


    and its at $600 right now.

    Also why did you not opt for 8GB of ram?

    Also my brother said the macbook pros should be getting refreshed in May with Ivy Bridge processors.. but were they just refreshed like 44 days ago?
     
  4. happle macrumors 6502a

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    The 2008 macbook is not a unibody. The unibodies came out late 2009.

    And I do have 8gb of crucial ram that I am installing myself. Much cheaper. The macbook in my signature is sold.
     
  5. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    If I buy a MBP pro with only 4GB of RAM can I still upgrade the RAM myself?? It says I comes with 2x2GB so are there any open slots?
     
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    No - 2 slots both filled .....

    You replace the 2 x 2GB with 2 x 4GB modules
     
  7. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    Wow I just looked at RAM on Amazon on it's super cheap... compared to the almost $600 apple charges for 8GB of RAM??

    wtf??

    If I want to buy the AppleCare protection would it void my warranty if I upgraded my RAM? I hope not...:eek:
     
  8. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it would void your warranty but I'm not 100% sure also why opt for the highest Lvl mbp15 obviously you don't do many CPU intensive tasks or gaming so you should be done with the lower Lvl with high res screen don't buy any upgrades from apple other then CPU and gpu if u need it upgrade the ram yourself to 16gb And buy a much faster ssd on line that is also cheaper
     
  9. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    what do you mean? How can you say "obviously you don't do many CPU intensive tasks?"

    You don't know what I do haha. And isn't 8GB the most you can put in the MBP?
     
  10. dsiee macrumors newbie

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    Nope, max is 16gb. it is on the intel website. just can't be bothered to get a link atm (on my phone)
     
  11. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

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    well i just assumed because pf how u r doing fine with a 2008 mb and a new mbp would be about 5x faster then that so...
     

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