Sell mbp and buy mac mini?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hackster, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Hackster macrumors member


    Aug 3, 2010
    Here is the situation:
    I currently own a 27" ips monitor and a MBP. No mini-dp adapter yet.

    I currently do not study so i don't really need portability, and i am saving up for something so i don't have the cash to spend on gear and what not.

    I would like to get a full desktop experience out of my 27 inch monitor by using the bluetooth keyboard and apple trackpad with my nice 27" monitor.

    I bought this mbp 13" very cheap and for the same price i could 2nd hand get a 2011 mini 6630m WITH keyboard and trackpad. The whole package.

    Should i just keep my macbook pro and get a stand, hdmi adapter, keyboard and trackpad?

    Or should i just sell it and use the money to get a 2nd hand mini already including these things?
    For the price i could sell this for atm, there is a mini with 256gb sad i5 2.5 6630m with trackpad and keyboard.

    I won't be studying or needing portability for another 6 months.

    What i use my system for:

    Movies, movies, browsing, audacity, youtube and just this kind of stuff no heavy work what so ever.

    What would u advice me to?

    Thanks in advance guys.

    Made this post in a rush, so it might be a bit confusing to read so bear with me :)
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I think you could make do by getting a keyboard, mouse, and adapter for you current laptop.

    Just because you don't travel, doesn't mean you don't want the flexibility to bringing your computer out.

    You may have pictures to show a friend at his/her place or you want to watch a movie on your bed before you sleep. These things you can do on your MacBook that you can't with a desktop computer.

    Then connect your nice monitor when you need the big screen.

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