Sell MBP for MBA + TB Display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nielsenius, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my 2010 15" MacBook Pro for around nine months (see specs in my signature). It has served me well in that time and I have kept it in excellent condition. However, I'm considering selling it in order to buy a 2011 MacBook Air 13" and Apple Thunderbolt Display. I don't do high-end gaming or intense video work. From what I've seen, a new MBA would be just as fast as my current MBP. I'd be able to carry the MBA to school more easily and I'd have a larger screen to work on at home. In order to save money I'd buy the MBA and TB Display as Apple refurbished (saves about 15%) Here are my intended costs:

    +$1700 for used MBP
    +$100 for used HDTV (TB Display would replace it)
    -$1520 for MBA (tax included)
    -$890 for TB Display (tax included)
    -$100 in accessory costs
    =
    -$710

    So, based on my best estimates the transaction would leave me $710 worse off. Based on this information, do you think it's worthwhile to sell my existing MacBook Pro and buy a MacBook Air and Thunderbolt Display?
     
  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Seems like a good idea, esp. for your situation.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I went from a MBP to the 13" MBA and I have loved every moment of it :)
     
  4. echosky81 macrumors newbie

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    Where are you getting $1,700 for a 2010 MBP? My 2011 probably would get that, now if you have an 256GB+ SSD I could see that price being more realistic.
     
  5. Nielsenius thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do have an SSD. It's basically as high end as you go for a 2010 MBP (with anti-glare screen) and it's in near-perfect condition.
     
  6. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Ebay or Craigslist. Easy. ;)
     

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