Macbook Upgrade??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by skidmcmarx, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. skidmcmarx macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I've recently had a friend offer me €800 for a my 2.4ghz, 4gb white macbook. I bought it in the states for $1099 at the end of July which at the time worked out at about €860 with the currency conversion so its not a bad offer at all.

    The thing is tho, I have no genuine reason to sell my macbook other than the fact that i love the new alium macbooks, and that every now and then i do get the urge to want to play games but the GPU just doesn't handle them well enough for me to enjoy them.

    Anyway back on point. I can, right now, get a brand new alium macbook 2.4ghz 2gb RAM for €1180. Which works out as a €380 difference. Would it be completely foolish of me to upgrade, or is this a pretty good deal for me??
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    My vote is for foolish.

    Given the current exchange rate vs. what it was when you purchased, your original €860 no longer goes as far.

    Therefore the difference (you say it's now €380) pays for your usage of the computer. Accounting for the new exchange rate, do you feel that it has effectively depreciated €380 in 8 months? IMO, that's a large price drop for a laptop that has years left on it.

    Oh, and isn't the difference €320, or am I missing something. Anyway, still not a very good deal.
     
  3. mbradyrn macrumors member

    mbradyrn

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    "My vote is for foolish."

    +1 for foolish -- I am tired of the carbonate -- it's worth it to get the new one, if only for the soul and nothing else.

    ( I bought the orig. ibook 500 G3 -- seems like a lifetime ago (10years?) -- go for the new.
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't pay a difference of money to upgrade from my 1,1 (May '06) MacBook so I'm going for foolish. -GDF
     
  5. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    If you want the unibody aluminum macbook, then get it.
     
  6. skidmcmarx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guys. i really gotta say, i'm glad ye all said that. I just needed that extra reassurance that the macbook(i'm on a penryn 1,4 BTW) i have is still the ****. Like i said, the change would have been as much 4 cosmetic reasons as nething else.

    I'm gonna stick with what i have 4awhile

    Thanks 4 all the responses
     
  7. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    Decision already made. But I'd like to post my vote for foolish anyway.

    If you're looking for bling from a sidegrade to the new model, keep in mind that nothing makes you stand out in a room like a gleaming white laptop.
     

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