Returned 15" for 13"

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  1. Reclaim3r macrumors regular

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    So... I had a 2007 Macbook Pro and sold it this past August for a PC because I wanted a stronger gaming machine. Ended up regretting that decision around December... I missed having a Mac. So, I decided to sell my PC and get one of the new Sandy Bridge MBPs. Unfortunately, the only one that could be considered a gaming machine is the high end 15" (or 17"), so I was forced (figuratively) into buying that.

    Jump to day, 13 days after my Sandy Bridge purchase and I have a revelation: Why not have the best of both worlds. The MBP runs games nice, but not $2100 nice. So I decide to return the 15" for the 13", a net of roughly $950. With that, I will be able to build a very nice gaming machine (I already have a monitor/accessories) while still enjoying a beautiful Mac.

    I just thought I would share this revelation with everyone. See what you guys think.
     
  2. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    You should be able to build a decent gaming rig for the money you saved. Check out overclock.net for some good Windows pc info.
     
  3. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    If it works for you, great. Sounds like a good trade off to me.
     
  4. tcador macrumors regular

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    I'm not a big gamer so I don't know how these Macs stack up against PCs, but your logic seems sound to me. Good luck and enjoy the new setup.
     
  5. akhbhaat macrumors regular

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    Yup. That's the approach I take.

    There's no such thing as a "desktop replacement" when it comes to gaming.
     
  6. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    You buy what you pay for. Don't cry to us when your gaming rid ends up being a failure and you end up wasting $1000 on it. Macbook Pro 15 just works and you should of never returned your 15 inch pro.
     
  7. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    You don't know much about computers, do you? :rolleyes:
     
  8. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    Enjoy playing your games on plastic instead of aluminum like the MBP15. Also, when you are in school and get a gaming itch, enjoy not being able to game on the 13 inch because of how poor the integrated graphics are.

    Oh and if I knew more about computers, I would be in a computer design major or something like that. Thankfully I am not and I am currently majoring to become a doctor. I rather be safe by getting a job that is high paying and is available instead of being on the unemployment line when getting a degree in computer graphics design.

    Yes I don't know much about computers, hence why I bought a Mac.
     
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  10. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    If you're not in medical school yet and you're just pre-med... no offense but it doesn't mean squat to be "majoring to become a doctor". lol. Just so you won't sound silly to people IRL.
     
  11. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    Maybe he'll build a desktop for gaming and it won't be plastic? And a Windows based pc is better for gaming. And heaven forbid, he buys an aluminium Windows pc.
     
  12. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    He still has a Mac 13".
     
  13. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    If I gave honest feedback on this post, I'd probably be banned.
     
  14. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    Playing his games on plastic, what? He is building a PC, not building a laptop. And why do you assume that someone who is in graphic/motion graphics is going to be unemployed? Motion Graphic professionals make a TON of money. And majoring in being a Doctor, what? You mean medical school? You do know that it takes 12+ years JUST to make decent money, right? Then you have 2-3 years of residency before you graduate. My fiance's brother graduates this June, after 14 years of schooling. Anyways, this is getting OT..
     
  15. akhbhaat macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  16. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    oh and to the OP, seems like a very logical idea. 13" MBP is a great machine, and $1000 will build you a great machine.
     
  17. crispy12 macrumors member

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    When you finally get to med school, you won't have time for games anyway!
     
  18. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    I can game with my MBP 15 on the toilet. Gotta multi task.:cool:
     
  19. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    That depends on what game you playing.

    I tried playing Blizzard games on my powerbook g4 and it lags so much.
     
  20. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Sounds good... and maybe even make it Hackintosh... and dual boot it.
     
  21. datniceguy macrumors member

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    @OP - Your revelation probably just nudged me a little closer to getting the 13" MBP. Lol, I gotta tighten up on the student refund. I only have so much money. =p GS.
     
  22. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    ^^ Same here. With the money saved I could buy an iPad :)

    I'm not a game player so that isn't an issue. It's just when you constantly push up your spec, it's hard to remember what you could actually get from the money saved.
     
  23. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    Great plan. You'll be able to build a pretty decent gaming rig with that.
     
  24. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    I see plenty of lawsuits coming your way....
     
  25. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    if is more like it...
     

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