just ordered macbook pro 17'' what to do with my iMac

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    stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    just ordered my 17'' macbook pro online.

    what to do with my early 2009 i7, 8gb, 1tb 27'' imac? (1,5y applecare)

    sell? (and get cinema display? i can get an 27'' for 950,- euros)

    keep?

    please help me decide :) and tell me why you would.

    im a student (20 years old) payed for both my mac's on my own.
    professional editor (just graduated) and photograph hobbyist.

    will be doing a new study next four years on interactive video media and visual effects. programs: Nuke, Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and Avid.
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Im a photographer as well. Id sell and get a display or keep the $.
     
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  4. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    If you don't need the iMac than sell it and save the money. There is no point keeping something when you wont use it. The longer you keep it, the less it will be worth.

    I'm sure Apple will make enough gadgets in the future to take the money back :D
     
  5. stefmesman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no doubt about that hahaha
     
  6. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    It's old, not worth selling so just send it to me, I'm do you a favor and pay the shipping for you :D
     
  7. stefmesman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    good try, but as i stated, im also just a student haha
     
  8. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    eat it. it's not a commonly known fact but iMacs are quite nutritious.
     
  9. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Sell the iMac and keep the money. You can use it towards upgrades (like RAM and SSD) later on. There's no point of keeping things you don't need.
     
  10. gakuran hitori macrumors regular

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    I was in the same situation as you and I decided to sell it. In the process of shipping it out now. Luckily a friend bought it from me so I didn't have to go through the hassle of ebay or craigslist.
     
  11. MacsOnAnabolics macrumors regular

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    Either you should keep it. It's nice having more than one machine to mess around on. Or you could sell it on craigslist.com (I usually do this). Just be aware of scams if you choose option #2. :cool:
     
  12. kurtster macrumors member

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    Just keep it and make it your living room Mac or guest room Mac, or even toilet Mac.
     
  13. stefmesman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lol! Toilet mac? I figure its best selling it. Can an ipad function wellas an external screen? (seen some apps that can do this)
     
  14. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    If there is no use just sell it and get the cash.
    If you want to get a cinema display, get it.
    Buy a SSD or more RAMs for your new MBP.
    The new MBP can hold up to 16GB of RAM (yes apple only says 8GB but Max up to 16GB).
    I'd sell the iMac and get more upgrades on my MBP
     
  15. stefmesman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i ordered exactly the same mbp you have in your sig. 16gb!? probably hell expensive? guessing above 1000,-?
     
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  17. Chazn macrumors regular

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    Just sell your iMac.
    The 2011 MBP is more powerful anyway.
    Plus your 17" is already a decent size too. My friend edits photos on his 17inch.
     
  18. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Yeah if its the 2009 model iMac, 2011 MBP with sandy bridge tech is more powerful anyways.
    And same with you. I think cinema display is not needed. 17in is enough for me too haha
     

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