I'm totally selling my 15" Unibody for the new 13"

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  1. tekmoe, Jun 8, 2009
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    Doubt it, since people can get a new one for $100 more with better specs.
     
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    agreed good luck tho.
     
  4. Brien macrumors 68020

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    I'm totally selling my 15" unibody for a new 17".

    Anyone wanna make an offer? :p
     
  5. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    HAHA, wrong! The new 15" for $1699 does not have the 9400 + 9600 graphics card. Mine does!!! :D
     
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    True. plus the expresscard.
    Still, I would get the newer one cause it has the better display.
     
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    yea but is there a big market for that? i think ppl wont care as much about that. dont want to rain on your parade im just saying.
     
  9. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That is questionable at best for the normal Joe Blow user. But yeah, if it were me shopping for a notebook, I would too!
     
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    Maybe not, maybe so. I'll post back to this thread when I sell it and let you all know how much I got for it. 1500 bare minimum but I'll start the pricing at 1700.
     
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    While that's true, that's they ONLY advantage you have since the base 15" MacBook Pro has a faster CPU, can support 8GB RAM and a bigger HDD. I say around $1500.

    I'm really finding a hard time seeing who would get the base MacBook Pro. The lack of the 9600M GT is both a small and big factor. Small because of the other hardware upgrades, big because would you put that kind of money just for the "Pro" name? There will always be someone out there and I guess the price plays a HUGE factor but it really is a head scratcher.
     
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    haha gotcha. there is always someone out there that is willing. you just got to find them, thats the hard part.
     
  13. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    True that. ;)
     
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    Think whatever you want. If I was in the market for a new machine (to entertain the proposition, with "arguably" better specs) for $100 more than a similar used machine, that's not even really a decision.
     
  15. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

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    Yeah but if Joe Blow can't see the wider color gamut, then maybe they wouldn't care about the 9400+9600

    Now I'll have a decision to make cause I know my university bookstore will have a fire sale pricing on the older models. Just waiting to see what they will price it at. throw it a free ipod touch after rebate, it's tempting to get an older model. Hmm...

    I'm sure someone will pay $1600 for it, never underestimate the stupidity of consumers.
     
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    That's true. Thank god for Craigslist though. Even after the unibody was released and even today, you can find the old MacBook Pro's almost go for $1700-2000 and that's with the 8600M GT in question. So if you were rational, you would opt for the newer machine (with or without the 9600M GT) but there is someone always out there that will pay because it's cheaper and can live knowing that the upgraded specs won't mean as much knowing they could upgrade RAM and HDD after.
     
  17. Pivzavod macrumors member

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    13" still has 1280x800 resolution, which is 10 year-old standard. Even netbooks will soon have better screens :)
    Personally, when time comes, I would replace my early 2008 MBP with Lenovo and install Leo on it. Btw, they are releasing a netbook(!) with 9400M which can carry Snow Leopard perfectly..
     
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    The last model 2.4/2GB/256 is not selling for 1700. People might be asking for that initially, but realistically, they're selling for like 1100.

    The op's is now probably worth 1400, after the new 1699 model has 4GB of RAM, a better screen, a batter battery, etc.
     
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    Better find em quick before the refurb prices plummet!

    Cheers,
     
  20. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    I would love the 13, but lack of discreet graphics kills it for me
     
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    Who knows? I know I've inquired about it just to see what's up and they say they sold it. Might not be $2000 like they're asking but I doubt they would drop $900 to $1100. Regardless, you can still sell high and someone will buy it. It will come down to the customer. Better screen? Sure but the original uMBP is perfectly fine. Battery? That's highly debatable. Removable vs. non-removable. But I think most importantly is the graphics. The MacBook Pro wasn't necessarily about the CPU and RAM but the GPU. Now that the base MacBook Pro has only the 9400M, I'm pretty sure there will be interest for those are looking for one.
     
  22. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    How does the MB Air screen compare to the 15" MBP's screen?
     
  23. Pivzavod macrumors member

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    Glossy 1280x800 - no more comments. Why the hell people are not allowed to choose great old IBM QXGA as an option..
     
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    I'm totally selling my body for a new 17".

    Anyone wanna make an offer? :p

    (I'll even throw in a testicle, if push came to shove!)
     
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    that's what ebay is for! :)

    the people buying on there won't realize for several weeks to months that stuff has been updated. just sold my slight used black macbook for $1150. plan to sell the wife's 3 week old macbook so we can get the new macbook pro.
     

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