Is this an upgrade?

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  1. TJ5921, Nov 6, 2013
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    TJ5921 macrumors regular

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    I currently have a 15 in mid-2010 MBP. 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5. 500 GB SATA Disk.
    8 GB ram. Antiglare screen. Runs perfectly with Mavericks installed. It's in very good shape. Gazelle is offering me $430. Would it be worth it to take this offer and upgrade to a new 13 in rMBP with these specs:

    2.4GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

    Is this upgrade worth it? Could I get more for my MBP?
     
  2. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    SSD speed and retina screen alone are huge upgrades, IMO.
     
  3. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    Could get a little more but that's a decent offer from Gazelle.

    And besides the screen and ssd not much of an upgrade. Of course it'll last longer on battery and be much thinner and lighter but you'll lose upgrade-ability.
     
  4. TJ5921, Nov 6, 2013
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    TJ5921 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm deciding between doing this scenario or purchasing an iPad Air or Retina Mini. I can't afford to do both but I'm thinking it might be more important to get a new rMBP before mine gets too old.
     
  5. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    iPad or a macbook?... Huge difference.
     
  6. TJ5921, Nov 6, 2013
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    TJ5921 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Obviously but look at my situation. New iPad and my current MBP or upgrade my MBP to a new rMBP.
     
  7. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    IMHO, primary home computer (laptop or desktop) before connected devices. Not everything can be accomplished in iOS.

    I just did a complete Apple product overhaul for the whole family, 2 iPhone 5s(s), 2 iPad Air(s), and rMBP. The rMBP was the first to be ordered.
     
  8. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Eh go for the baseline 15" rMBP, going from a quad core to a dual core is never great and neither is going from 8GB's to 4GB's. At least get 8GB's of RAM if you insist on the 13". I think you could get a good amount of money for your current machine.
     
  9. TJ5921 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ya I decided I would be getting the mid-level 13"

    2.4GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

    How much do you think I could get for my MBP? I thought $430 was a decent offer. Is this even that big of an upgrade?
     
  10. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I would say its a significant upgrade dual core and smaller screen aside its definitely an upgrade. $430 for your old MacBook Pro seams a bit...low...I realize its old but doesn't sound right. Also just curious do you do any intensive computing like photo or video editing? If not your absolutely fine.
     
  11. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    The mid-2010 15" is a dual core, you couldn't get a quad core in a MBP then.
     
  12. TJ5921 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No photo or video editing. I think I could get around $700 for it. I guess I'm wondering if it's a good idea to upgrade it now even though it runs perfectly and is in great shape. I wouldn't mind getting an iPad Air or rMini.
     
  13. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    I just sold my 13" mid-2010 MacBook Pro for $650 so you definitely should be able to get more than $430 for yours.
     

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