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

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    hello.


    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I'd go with the Macbook because of the warranty situation.
     

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