Sell higher-end 2009 13" MBP for new base model 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Ann P, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    I have a co-worker who is wanting to buy my 2.53GHz 13" MBP for $1100. With the education discount I am able to purchase the new base model 13" MBP for $1200, including all taxes. I am very keen with the claimed 10 hours battery life. Is it worth it? All comments welcomed. :)
     
  2. Kingcodez macrumors 6502

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    Processor on the new computer is a tad slower, but you won't notice it.
    If you are ok with losing $300 on the computer, for the meager upgrades, then go ahead. EDU price is 1100, if you can wait until the end of may/early june you can get a free ipod.

    And don't forget, they also give you a free printer.

    The real world differences in battery life are probably only an hour or so. I am running a SSD and just unplugging my laptop it says 3 hours, I have everything except bluetooth on, and on the new computer I'd expect like 4 hours like this. Crank the brightness to 1 and maby you will see 7-8 normal use. If you shut everything off and read an ebook maby you will get the 10 hours. I've gotten some pretty amazing times just reading a book. If you get the new computer, you will be future proofed for maby another couple of months.
    Yet you will be getting a NEW computer, for little to no cost to you, that's always nice.
     
  3. JNickyJJ macrumors member

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    well unless battery life is really key for you, is there much point? as you will be downgrading[​IMG] that being said, a newer computer will be nice
     
  4. mike8717189 macrumors member

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    for a 100. I would jump on it, better battery, video card, some very impressive number from tests that have been done and it will be brand new with new warraty machine. I would wain too long and just get it.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good points mike8717189. For $100, as long as you don't mind the slightly slower CPU, a faster GPU and better battery life plus extended warranty are a good deal in my book. :)
     
  6. mike8717189 macrumors member

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    let us know if you went throught withthis deal and your thoughts on new MacBook pro!
     
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Wow, what are you using? Because my aluminum MB will give me 3.5-4 hours easy after a year of use and it only has a 5 hour battery.
     

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