Kinda regretting MBP purchase

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  1. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got a Unibody MBP (see sig), and its my first "proper" apple machine, being that it is now my main computer. I got a laptop as i am a college student and decided that it would be best. So far ive taken it out the house 3 times, and i have bought a 23" monitor for it (at 200 quid might i add) as well as a new keyboard and mouse just to use it as a desktop. It does work well as a desktop, but damnit i cant help but think i shouldve got a godamn iMac.
    Anyone know how much id get for the MBP? just out of interest... its got applecare and its in mint condish. Might i also add its a "perfect" MBP, i.e no overheating issues, backlight bleed, scratches, speaker rattle etc.
    Just thought that might help a little.
    I mainly got the pro for the graphics, so i could game - but i dont really want to game anymore :/ i also thought about getting a macbook instead of a macbook pro, i.e swap a MBP for a macbook and some money to get a camera or something... i dunno.
    Maybe someone wants to swap their uni MB for my MBP? haha :D
     
  2. foxx0775 macrumors member

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    keep your MBP!

    that set up you have sounds ace. plus you have the added portability whenever the situation arises. planes trains cars college home work.

    obviously you know your needs more than anyone else, but i wouldn't change to the iMac simply because you think you don't move your laptop enough..

    peace
     
  3. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeahh good pointt..
    i guess i can take it about when i need to!
    but those new imacs look awesome!
    I got my MBP at 15% of with the Higher Education discount, and with desktops i can get about 20% percent off. Do a little saving and voila, top spec imac. :D
     
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    If you don't need a laptop then get an iMac. If you do, then at least the MBP is a decent compromise as a desktop and a laptop - you'll be better off keeping it now you've got it.
     
  5. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    In 8 Months my MacBook Pro hasnt left the house more than 20 times, but what do i NEED the laptop for then?

    Couch Surfing, being able to watch TV and comfortably Surf the Web, or Play Games and Chat on MSN etc.

    a Desktop could have suited me, but i would have used it half as much as i do my MBP, as its always there, by my side, if i need it.

    Saying that, im Going to Spend about £500 On a Dell 2408WFP, Keyboard and Mouse, so i can do my Photography and Graphics Work.
     
  6. suMMx macrumors regular

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    i had an imac and sold it for a mbp. Really there is not much difference in terms of productivity or speed. The only benefit of the imac is the larger screen real estate and larger hard drives. The mbp is much more robust in that you can use it as if it were an imac, but also use it in classes or on the go. If you're worried about scratches just put some kind of protective layer on it, honestly i don't see the big deal about scratches but whatever.
     
  7. suMMx macrumors regular

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    the imac is basically a glorified laptop, so there's not much difference.
     
  8. eyefoniac macrumors 6502

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    Think i'd have to side with the MBP, you don't realize how nice the portability is until you don't have it. Especially if you have already shelled out for a MBP.
     
  9. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ahh yeah i guess so :)
    cause it does work well as a desktop i guess....
    now, to try and fund for a 17 inch MBP, my dream :p
    haha :)
    Well thanks anyways, i guess if power ever becomes a problem i could always swap it out, but i guess ill stick for now :)

    Gunna post a review on my monitor in a minute for anyone whos intrested, btw :)
     
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    No offence but if you didn't need the Macbook Pro then why did you buy it? Its called 'Pro' for a reason...
     
  11. magallanes macrumors regular

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    For no reason really.

    The sound card, video card, harddisk and memories are not professional.

    and the new glassy screen will not help at all.
     
  12. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  13. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont mean to get assy with you, i see you regularly post here, often with valued and decent meanings, but i quite clearly stated i wanted it for the graphics :) oh yeah and the added screen real estate.
     
  14. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    Rofl, and I thought I'm too tired to laugh today :)
     
  15. TheSVD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah, and for the backlit keyboard and trackpad, and firewire, but i guess you can get 2/3 of them on a macbook...
    i Basically bought the pro for everything it has above a MB, i guess :D
     
  16. marbles macrumors 68000

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    Why the face palm for the guy, he has a very good point, the pro machine is only pro in name, it's just a marketing tactic so folks will buy into I've got the best this and that BS, ...and before you say anything I know the video cards have a bit more VRAM but c'mon , not really pro in the true sense of the word,.... uncalled for and severe over use of face palm images by you sir :rolleyes:


    To the original question: Keep what you have, it's only tech whore buyer panic when new machines come out, I get it sometimes ..resist! resist reeesiiiisssst!.
    Enjoy your sweet set up, when it is slowing you down, change it, or do the change every 3-6 months so you only have to outlay a little bit of cash for each new outlay ;)
     
  17. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I've been where you are and you WILL miss that portability sooner or later. I had an iMac and got rid of my MBP for it. Then the time came when i needed to do late nights at the school library and couldn't because my iMac is immovable and would therefore have to move files via a USB stick which got old quick

    I sold said iMac and went back to a MBP, although i'm still looking to get an external display (currently looking at a 23" ACD) i can tell you the portability this machine affords me is priceless

    I also find it easier to sell laptops than iMac you often get more of a resale value and shipping is less of a hassle and the display can remain static whilst newer and newer laptops power it

    A MBP+Display setup is the best because you get the best of both worlds and its very modular

    However another option...if you can afford it is to get an iMac AND a low-end macbook or a netbook but then again keeping data in sync between both machines will not be easy. Your choice.
     
  18. kanon14 macrumors regular

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    actually I did the opposite. I had the previous gen iMac 24" (2.8 Ghz/4GB ram) and I had a MBA SSD. I used the iMac at home and MBA at work. But because of the lackluster of the video card (2600 Pro) I decided to sell it and get the new MPB instead. Couldn't be happier. I passed down the MBA to my gf and now I use the MBP for work and at home. I think you really should think twice before selling away the MBP
     
  19. kolax macrumors G3

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    You want an iMac instead just because of the looks? Ohh Apple has you by the grip ;)

    Keep the MacBook Pro - it is a powerful machine (and remember the iMac's use laptop parts). If you want to get a sexy setup, sell your current display and buy the 24" Cinema Display.

    That looks way sexier than the iMac I think! MacBook Pro sat on a stand beside a 24" Cinema Display... mmm that's computer porn right there!
     
  20. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    No. The Pro has dual graphics cards, hybrid sli capabilities in Snow Leopard, a better build quality, a far better screen, a faster processor, more RAM, a larger screen etc etc
     
  21. kolax macrumors G3

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    Better build quality? Both unibodies.. Faster processor? Base MacBook Pro is 2.4GHz, same as the high end MacBook. More RAM? Again, base MacBook Pro has 2GB's like the MacBook. Better screen? Yes I'll give you that one ;)
     
  22. suMMx macrumors regular

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    true, but the higher res screen and firewire is a huge plus. The price really isn't justified imo but who cares.
     
  23. kolax macrumors G3

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    It isn't really a "higher resolution" screen - it has the same PPI as the MacBook. It is just a larger screen so can accommodate more pixels at the same PPI.

    The Pro really should have a 1680x1050 resolution..
     
  24. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

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    what is your point? sell the thing if you don't want it anymore, you are making a mountain out of a molehill.
     
  25. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    Interesting that the people who got offended by the OP got censored but he did not. Says something about the mods I suppose, but not something good. :confused:
     

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