Macbook Pro: sell 17 inch core2duo for 15 inch i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim2006, Apr 18, 2010.


17 inch cd2 or 15 i7

Poll closed Apr 28, 2010.
  1. get the 15 inch i7 macbook pro

    22 vote(s)
  2. stay put keep the 17 inch c2d macbook pro

    9 vote(s)
  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    I can sell my 17inch c2d macbook pro, use a gift card, and chip in a few dollars and get a 15 inch i7 macbook pro. Should I? Money is not an issue.
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    If "money is not an issue" then why are you bothering to ask... If you would rather have 15", then go for it. If you don't care about screen size, then why bother? If you really care about processing power, and money truly isn't an issue, then sell the C2D 17", and buy an i7 17".
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    "Money is not an issue" = "That's what I want; I just hope the poll turns out the way I want it to."
  4. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    is the i7 enough to give up 2 inchs and screen resolution or is 15 preferred over 17?
  5. tim100 macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
  6. Feng Shui macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2008
    Get a i7 17 inch then...
  7. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    not an option
  8. koruki macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2009
    New Zealand
    LOL clearly you want a new one enough to make a poll so ppl can make you feel better about dropping cash on a want more than a need =) its ok most of us probably ordered the new one as a want not a need :rolleyes:
  9. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    How is that not an option? Your poll asks if you should keep a 17" or get a 15" with i7. So why can't you choose between a 17" i7 and a 15" i7… it's like the same choice between your old 17" and the new 15" considering money is not the issue.
  10. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    LOL ... don't we all at some point ... gotta keep the economy going :)
  11. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    this is so TRUE! I just want to make sure I am getting a better machine. I guess I should have said is a 15 inch i7 a "better" machine than a 17 inch c2d. The processor on the c2d is 2.8 while on the i7 its 2.66.

    then its the 17 vs 15. while i really like the 17 there are plenty of times i think its too big but there are times that i like the big screen. with a 27 inch imac I was just thinking why lug around a 17 incher now.

    I just want to be getting something that is better and different than what I have. Also the 15 does not have a high res screen I am looking forward to bigger text but something in me says high def 1080p. On a little laptop that sure does make stuff small.

    Please keep voting making the call today.
  12. mbpjohnson macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    I just voted to buy the new one it's so much fun to spend others money. As long as money is not a problem I'd get the 512 ssd and 8 g ram should be just a tad over 4000 unless you want apple care.

  13. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    1) I would sell the C2D if only because the 15 and 17" C2D MBPs resale value is going to take a hard hit -- if it hasn't already.

    2) If you like the 17" form factor why not just get the i5 17"? It's about the same price as the i7, similar specs except for the proc. and as the benchmarks have shown, there isn't a whole lot of performance difference b/t the i5 and i7 that Apple is using.
  14. tim2006 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Thank-you for the info. I will compare new 17 i5 to new 15 i7. and your right the c2d is just going to drop in re-sale value.

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