Keep Macpro or not?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ^squirrel^, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    #1
    Hi,

    I've had my Macpro since Oct 2007 and i'm thinking of exchanging it.

    Basically to summarize the situation, i really only use the machine for basic tasks. (Handbrake, iTunes, Word Processing, iDvd, iMovie etc). My current Macpro is a 2.66, 2gb Ram, 3 Hard drives (320gg Osx, 160gb Win XP and 160gb Spare) and X1900. I play the odd game including MS Flight Sim X, which would run a lot better if Apple released a new GPU for the Macpro.

    My thinking behind this, is i don't really push my machine in the way that most MP owners do. My work require a Macpro and i have the opportunity to exchange my Macpro for a Macbook Pro 2.6 and 250gb hard drive.

    In you opinions is this a wise move?

    Once Xmas is out of the way, i will build a PC for gaming needs and then i wont have any issues with keeping the GPU up to date.


    Just want to hear a few thoughts before i commit to this deal.

    Thanks very much for your time, all comments greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    #2
    If your work requires a Mac Pro, why trade it?

    Besides, video-editing is quite processor intensive, even it if is just iMovie.
     
  3. ^squirrel^ thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    When i mean my Work requires it...... what i actually mean is the firm i work for are going to purchase a MP and they are willing to replace my MP for a MBP. My Macpro is my personal machine at home. Sorry i should have made that clear.
     
  4. I'm a Mac macrumors 6502

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    #4
    If you're sure you don't need it anymore why not exchange it. I'm sure you'll be happier with a macbook pro anyway.
     
  5. ivan1234 macrumors regular

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    definately switch to the 17'' mbp, its the best of both worlds! :D
     

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