Predicament!!! Help / Opinions wanted.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DarkVinda, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. DarkVinda macrumors regular

    DarkVinda

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    Well here's my story i obtained a late 2008 unibody 2.4 4gb macbook pro cheap through my place of work £250 and a swap on my 17" toshiba amdx2 laptop (worth about £75 on ebay)

    Its been dropped and the right side hinge is Snapped, the screen has a white faint bar down the middle when the screen is all black, the Superdrive has given up on Dual layer dvds (an odd 1 i agree) and there is a whopper of a dent at the front left where the battery meter led's are, also the hinge part is now actually coming away from the glass front and if im not careful its put a nice gash down it.

    Sob story over...

    now what i want to know is i've put in a claim via the insurance and they've said its all okay - and there either going to repair it or pay for a replacement...the nice advisor was saying repair repair until she finally got to the point where she asked the make and model and price to REPLACE...my insurance only covers 1500 so she had to ask her manager to up it to 1530 (due to the lousy VAT increase) and thats been okay'd...after her saying that it makes me think there going to replace it...

    I am now struggling...do i:

    a) get a 15 MBookPro
    b) 13 MBookPro and some other funky stuff from the apple store :D
    c) get a 21 / 27" imac
    d) try and prise my bosses 13" macbook late 2008 and his iPAD off him with the promise of cash :D

    i use my current macbookpro for playing WOW, Logic Studio - emails web you know the sort of thing...and am looking into learning final cut as well as it'd help with my job in about 6months time with how the company is heading...

    dont get me wrong if they FIXED mine i'd be over the moon...i have priced up repairing it myself and i know the top screen section hinges etc go for around the £600 mark and add labour and a new superdrive on and its mega £££ :(

    basically does anyone have a 13" running logic studio / final cut?

    what do people think about a 21" and an ipad...?

    Thanks in advance for all your help and input...

    Vinda

    (please dont comment on the ... and 5000 ?'s...sorry force of habit!)
     
  2. alt macrumors regular

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    If you play wow and use logic studio...AT HOME. Get an iMac...i would hate to play games on my lappy. unless you just really need to take your laptop everywhere...in that case...get a 15mbp...pretty simple
     
  3. Blu101 macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  4. DarkVinda thread starter macrumors regular

    DarkVinda

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    i normally end up taking my macbook everywhere - its nice to be sat in bed...playing wow and also i take it to work with me...

    im thinking 21 imac for home and an ipad for shifting to work...
     
  5. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck using an iMac in bed and the iPad is not capable of playing wow.
     
  6. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    i suggest a 13" macbook pro with an SSD .
    you know the SSD addition will make crowded places in WoW load in 2 seconds?
     
  7. DarkVinda thread starter macrumors regular

    DarkVinda

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    lol - i use the macbook pro in bed...

    imagine my wifes face trying to plug the imac in the bedroom lol...

     
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  9. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

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    Absolutly!! My iPad has taken over the laptop for anything other than work (flash/java needed) or big games.

    One is big and awesome and the other is ultra portable.

    Check out the referb macs, maybe you can stay in the 27" world.
     
  10. DarkVinda thread starter macrumors regular

    DarkVinda

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    cheers thinking imac & ipad is prob best....

    will keep ya all posted...
     
  11. DarkVinda thread starter macrumors regular

    DarkVinda

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    well quick update

    insurance company is gonna take my macbook away :sob:

    minus my 320gb hdd....gonna stick a 40in and install osx on it...

    fingers crossed for a nice cheque to wonder in the apple store with :)
     

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