Keep MBP or sell and get Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by PowerMike G5, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. PowerMike G5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    New York, NY
    Hey all,

    I need opinions. I will be buying the highest end new Mac Pro when they come out next month (hopefully if they are announced then). I currently bought a MacbookPro 2.16 to hold me over till then, but as it gets near, I have been torn between keeping the Macbook Pro or just selling it and buying the lowest end Macbook or a Powerbook for my portable. The speed and looks of the Macbook Pro are great, and making me want to keep it. But having both that and the extremely super Quad core Intel woodcrest supreme ultima MacPro machine Alpha 2 Championship edition (kudos for those who know what I'm referencing too) seems a little much really. But in reality, I do heavy video and film editing as my work, so the MBP power is appreciated.

    But do I sell and spring for a Macbook (which will give me over a $1000 to put towards my MacPro purchase) or just keep the laptop in conjunction with my new MacPro? Or get a Powerbook as I love the aluminum look and feel (although don't know how much I'd love downgrading my processing power).
  2. ironic23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2006
    I'm having the same thoughts but one more reason why i'd like to get a macbook is just to try it out. When the MacPros do come out i would definitely like to get my hands on them. I say if you need to do work on the road which requires the graphic card's power, keep the MBP. However, if you just need an on-the-go machine for everyday use, get the MB and use the proceeds for the MacPro. :) Just my two cents. Good luck!

    Edit: Oh, if you absolutely need the Aluminum feel, there's a 17" PB selling on the marketplace. Check it out as it's a great deal.
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    well i think it depends on if money is a problem? if it's not, then i say keep the MBP b/c it seems you already like it a lot. if money is a problem, then a macbook would seem smarter than a powerbook, b/c you won't be happy with the performance. just my opinion
  4. drummerbooker14 macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2006
    i personally would sell and get a macbook. 1000 dollars is better than nothing
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    i'd sell and get a MB, unless you're planning on doing some of that "heavy video and film editing" on your portable. i have a 2.0GHz MB and it's more capable than my old 1.67GHz PB (which was an excellent machine too, though), so i don't think you'll be let down by the performance.

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