MacBook Pro or iPad?

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  1. gamecube117 macrumors 6502

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    I'm having a huge dilemma. I want an iPad but I also have this two year old MacBook Pro that I've never used. I'm not sure if I should sell it and buy an iPad instead? What do you guys think?
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    There's your answer :D
     
  3. gamecube117 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought it for emergency uses... And to be honest, for the past two years that I've had it I've never had to use it no more than five times. But.... It's so pretty. I'm not sure if I want to give it up. :eek:
     
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    I just sold my 08 MacBook pro so I could buy the new iPad. I used my MacBook several times a week but it's all been for media consumption or browsing the web. I am gonna have a crack at using my new iPad as my laptop replacement.

    I personally say get rid of the MacBook, especially of you hardly ever use it. The iPad is a far superior experience when it comes to media consumption and Internet browsing than the MacBook.

    The iPad can be pretty productive too.
     
  5. gamecube117 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How much did you pay for it and how much did you sell it for if you don't mind me asking?

    I bought mine in August 2010 when they had the buy a MacBook Pro, get x dollars off and a free iPod Touch. It was the last iPod Touch deal for students before they changed it to a $100 iTunes Giftcard. In total I paid $1600 and I'm not sure what to sell it for... I know it's almost two years old but to be fair I've never touched it. Even some of the stuff it came with is in the plastic. If I make too much of a loss I'll just buy the iPad and keep both :apple:
     
  6. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad is a great supplementary device (for most people who would be on this site anyway), and if you never use your MacBook Pro it sounds like a supplementary device is all you need.
     
  7. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    If you, admittedly, have only used you MBP 5 times in the last two years do you really think an iPad would get enough use to justify the expense?

    That said, whatever you do you should sell the MBP as soon as possible. No sense in letting something that could fetch upwards of a grand just sit there unused.
     
  8. gamecube117, Mar 14, 2012
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    gamecube117 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True. I browse on the net on my iTouch more than my Macbook Pro

    Do you know what it would be worth?

    Nevermind... Just checked the site. Wow, it went from $1600CAN to $899.00? (I'm looking at the "refurbished" section on Apple)

    Actually, scratch that. I had to pay for the iPod Touch and then it was reimbursed. I forgot the price of the iPod Touch - it was either $200 or $300. So technically, I paid $1300-$1400 on the MacBook Pro.

    This is my MBP:
    3.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
     
  9. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my 15.4 inch 2008 unibody MacBook pro for 850 on Craigslist. 2.4 ghz intel core2duo, 4gh ram, 250 gb hdd, 256 mb nvidia GeForce 9600m video. I think that was a pretty good price considering the age (mine was in excellent condition). I sold it last wee for $850. I paid $2000 the day it came out in 2008. Pretty fair I think.

    I can't wait to get my 64gb iPad though!!!!! It's been ok surfing the web on my iPhone, but I cannot wait for the bigger screen of the iPad. I think it will be perfect for me, at least for the next few months.

    My recommendation, definitely sell the MacBook and buy the iPad. What's the processor on the MacBook? Sounds like you could get between 800 and 1k for it.
     
  10. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    WOW you got $850? Got the same comp and wanna sell it to upgrade to an iMac (ipad has been my browsing, email and app buddy since they came out)

    I think I might have to try CL and see what I can get..it's dead mint too...only downside it needs a new battery :(
     
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    iPad or detergent?
    iPad or elephant?
    iPad or self-raising flour?
     
  12. gamecube117 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine is a MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo... Apple only sells the refurbished ones now for $899 (after taxes $1015). I think I may sell mine for $800 and then buy the iPad Wifi 64GB. Hopefully I get luck but I hate selling stuff online... Too sketchy
     
  13. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Got the same model myself. Let us know how your sale goes.
     
  14. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    Fwiw, I did just replace the MacBook's battery with a brand new one just a month. Or two before selling it. Overall, I felt $850 was a pretty good selling price. I hade numerous offers in the $700 to $750 range too so it shouldn't be too much trouble trying to fetch agood price for one.
     

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