Resale value.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AMGCLK65, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. AMGCLK65 macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Hello everyone!
    Ive got a crazy ? I guess.
    What would have better resale value, 2012 macbook air
    I5/8gb/128gb vs a refurb 2011 macbook pro 15in,2.2 i7. That i just bought for 1359$ plus 200$ for a ssd 120gb and 8g ram i bought for
    It. I would plan to sell either machine when the rmbp goes
    On the refurb website.

    Any input would be nice !
  2. InlawBiker macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2007
    Let me peer into my crystal 8 ball..... "Reply is hazy try again later."

    They should be around the same. I would keep the one that's most useful to you now.
  3. AMGCLK65 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    I figured i would get that. Ive got a couple days left to return the 15in
    Im thinking the air may be worth a bit more. Due to a year newer machine. But really idk. I guess its a gamble.
  4. InlawBiker macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2007
    Well for what it's worth I just bought the late-2011 15" MBP, and I added 16gb RAM and a 256GB SSD.

    This laptap is awesome. I wouldn't go through the trouble to trade it in, even though I love the 13" Air size. 15.4" is a bit clunky but I can deal. The extra screen real estate and quad core is a big boost and I like my games.

    It sounds like you have some doubts and prefer the Air. If you don't need the quad proc or bigger screen, or if you don't play games then just get the Air. Get what makes you happy, don't worry about the minutia of resale value. They'll be within 10% of each other.
  5. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    Seems the Air is in more demand right now and probably will be in the near future, so probably easier to sell.

    BTW - they never made a CLK 65.
  6. AMGCLK65 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    good eye. i know just a cool user name..


    You're right! it is a awesome machine. its my first 15 macbook pro. I've always had 13 in pro's. i just was trying to figure what would be easier and a better return on a sale in a year or so. Im sure its gonna be a 2012 air. The refurb 15 with ssd and ram is 388$ more, then the 2012 air . so i guess factoring that in ill be much more ahead on a air.
  7. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Well, to save yourself a bit of money if I was you, I would've just gotten the baseline refurb 2011 MacBook Pro 15in, 2.2 i7 and then gotten a 256GB Crucial M4 SSD for $200 (was on sale the other day on Amazon for $180) along with upgrading the RAM yourself with 8GB of RAM ($54 on Would've saved yourself some money and gotten a bigger SSD.

    Just my 2 cents. :) You've still got 14 days to return it and order the baseline and do this. :)
  8. AMGCLK65 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    well i paid $1359 for the 2.2 i7 and paid $135 for a force gt 120ssd and 49$ for corsair 8gb of ram..

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