Just sold my iMac: MBP non alu. vs MB alu

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Nojja, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Nojja macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2008

    I just sold my 2.4 ghz imac ALU, which i bought on launch day.

    Either i can buy a used Macbook Pro 2.2 Ghz, 2 GB, 8600 GT 128 MB in mint condition but with no guaranty. Or i could buy a Macbook Alu 2.0 Ghz.

    The fact that the MBP do not have a guarantee scares me a bit. I do like the bigger screen and the old design with all silver.


    What would you do? Most of you maybe would focus on the screen size and say "Hey, just buy the MB and get a external display for home use".

    Which has the best graphic card? Is the display better quality on the MBP? Is it risky buy laptops used? What should i look at if i get to try it before i buy it?
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Will you need firewire? If so go with the MBP.
    I think you can find a good price for a new or refrubished MBP of the previous generation.

    As for the used ones, I am not sure but other forum members can answer if you can buy apple care to cover the warranty?
  3. Nojja thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2008
    No i do not need firewire. Ill have to add like 150 $ from what i sold my imac to buy the MBP pictured which is over 1 year old and therefore cannot be used with apple care:/
  4. ftored macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2005
    Well i would go with the new macbook.;). Having warranty on a machine of this cost is a must, as a lot of things can wrong. Hopefully they wont but you never know.

    If you are not that much into gaming i am sure the macbook would suit you just fine.:)
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I'd go with the Macbook because of the warranty situation.

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