Just upgraded....good deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Madlamz, May 11, 2012.

  1. Madlamz macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    Hello, I just recently sold my 13" Macbook and upgraded to a 15" MBP. Im by no means a power user...my main reason for doing this was for the dedicated graphics card, and because i feel like the 15" will retain its value better because its a "pro".

    My 13" handled everything just fine, except for the Diablo 3 beta, but im pretty sure the 15" will be able to handle it just fine.(probably on low settings, but idc...i just want to be able to play it)

    Sold: $700
    13" 2008 Aluminum Macbook
    2.4 Ghz C2D
    4GB ram
    Nvidia 9400m

    Bought: $800
    15" 2009 MBP
    2.8 Ghz C2D
    4 GB ram
    Nvidia 9400M + 9600M

    So what do you think guys? Good upgrade for $100?
  2. wankey macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2005
    Definitely. Big upgrade on the dedicated video card + bigger screen
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
  4. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    You paid the right price for your new computer, but man I feel bad for the guy who gave you $700 for a 4 year old 13"...
  5. Madlamz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    I kind of felt bad too, knowing how much of a better computer he can get for that price, but if you look on Ebay some of the macbooks with the same specs are actually selling for a tad bit more. Its amazing how these machines retain their value.
  6. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    I got parts to (build) a late 08 macbook for around $600 total... then one of the auctions i looked at went for $400 with no HD and broken keyboard. I was ticked ;)

    But I am planning to pimp mine out..Custom keyboard backlight, apple logo, painted trackpad (maybe) and I am looking into re-anodizing it black. Its gonna be Schweet!
  7. ano0oj macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    Are you kidding? Even if you weren't looking to upgrade, this is a GREAT deal!
    $100 is nothing for what you traded up to
  8. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Absolutely amazing deal! I just shelled out $1,200 (plus another couple hundred in programs) for a new MBP13. I also didn't realize a newer version is due momentarily. Oh well. At least with Apple products, you know the hardware won't go out of date very quickly and the software will be updated routinely for many years.
  9. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    That's a steal. Bigger screen and dedicated GPU for 100 bucks is a definite win. The minimum requirements for Diablo III is an 8600M GT, so you should be good. :cool:
  10. Madlamz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    Thanks guys...A bunch of my friends told me i was stupid for buying essentially the same laptop especially when theres a new one just around the corner, but they don't know what they're talking about.:D
  11. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    What do you mean when you said the 13" isn't Pro?
  12. Madlamz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
  13. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
  14. ken94538 macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2011
    Upgrade memory to 8gb $40
    Upgrade hd to ssd, $100
    And your Mbp will beat any new models.
  15. Madlamz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    Yea i already have the 8gb ram, but i bought a 500gb 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black HD a little while back before SSD prices fell. Its still fairly new so i'll stick it out for a while and wait for SSD prices to fall even more.
  16. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    Beat them at what? Booting up?

    Put a $100 ssd in a new model and it will run circles around this one.

    Writing things like that just makes people look so foolish...
  17. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Sorry to say but you got ripped off massively. The extra display size will mean it is heavier to carry. The extra graphics card will cause it to become hotter and use more electricity in the long run. Also MacBooks are no longer sold so they will soon become a collectors item and sell for far more than you got for it.

    All in all a bad deal.
  18. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Collector's item… :p
  19. Madlamz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    Ok so it turns out that this 15" model only had the Nvidia 9400m :(
    Im in the process of returning it.

    In the mean time i just picked up a 2010 MC371LL/A 15" for $978. Spent a bit more than i had hoped for, but eh...still a good deal.
  20. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    Now the 2010 is a MUCH better deal. Well worth it.

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