Selling MBP get new MBP or MB?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wwe2008, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. wwe2008 macrumors 6502

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    Hi, as the new Macs are out I'm selling my current MBP and buying a new one is the new MBP an overkill for what I'm doing? CAD, personal CS stuff, Internet, Email, web etc? Or is the 2.4GHz MB with 4GB memory (I will upgrade later!)
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  3. HLdan macrumors 603

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    What's wrong with your current MBP? You have a 2.6Ghz model. Are you just caught up in the excitement and glory of the new ones out? It's your money but it's a waste to get rid of your current machine. Most people keep their computer for 2-3 years before upgrading if they value their money.
     
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like the new MacBook will work fine for you, but is 13" big enough for the work you'll be doing? It will prob take some time getting used to the size of the screen for you since you're coming from a MBP.
     
  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, I didn't notice that his MBP is very recent. I agree with dan on this one, if you just want to upgrade because of the design of the new ones, you might want to think twice before you do it. You'll be losing a lot of spec power too.
     
  6. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

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    By God man, keep your current MBP! Other than doing it for the aesthetics*, what is prompting you to sell your MBP?




    (*=and in my opinion, the aluminum look of the "old" MBP is much more pleasing)
     
  7. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes but they are nice. what new one would suit my needs?
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  8. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    I "downgraded" from my 17" MacBook Pro 2.4 to the new 13" MacBook 2.4. No regrets. I love the portability and it is plenty fast for my needs!
     
  9. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes but they are nice. what new one would suit my needs?
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  10. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will the new MB play Sims and Age Of Empires. Or is the lowest MBP better?
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  11. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    yes it will.
    make sure you get the 4gb ram.
    and dont buy the ssd drive.
     
  12. Rireal macrumors newbie

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    I am debating on doing the same thing. My fiance needs a laptop too so I'm thinking about selling my 17" MBP and getting a new MB and a MSI Wind and putting OS X on it.
     
  13. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, is it cheaper to get 3rd party RAM?
    Did you mean MB or MBP?
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  14. Catonow macrumors regular

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    If you absolutely must get a new MB or MBP, I think it boils down to what size you want. Either one can easily handle the tasks that you want it to do (including Sims and Age of Empires). The MB is considerably more portable, imho. But you sacrifice screen size and some graphics power.

    The question is, do you value portability over graphics power? If so, get the MB. If you must have the bigger screen and better graphics, get the MBP (keeping in mind that the MB can handle the kinds of graphics needs you listed).

    If you have a store nearby, I suggest you go and try them out, lift them up, see which one you feel most comfortable with. Fwiw, I did that yesterday, and came home with a new 2.4 MB. I was moving up from a 15" G4 Powerbook, and I really wanted something lighter and easier to haul around.
     
  15. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thinking of getting getting maxed out high end MB or maxed out low end MBP the only difference is GPU; which one is better for CS3/4, sketch up, Sims 2, AofE III etc. Then resell when Nehalem is out.
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  16. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes or No?:D
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  17. KamiNoYadoru macrumors member

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    Replying to your own post is pretty bad form.
     
  18. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I was just about to buy and wanted peoples opinions
     
  19. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry forgot to add will a MB handle CAD and PCB making software. I will use VMware Fusion as its a windows only software from my school.
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  20. fk51785 macrumors regular

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    i sold my 2.4 mbp for the new 2.4 mb.
    even though i really liked my old mbp,
    i realized 15'' was just too big for me.
    love my new 13'' 2.4 macbook.
     
  21. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great! I just need to know about CAD software, sketchup, CS3/4 etc. Plus I will be selling once Nehalem is realesed.
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  22. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Buying a full spec low end MBP as I do CAD Sketchup CS3/4 a bit of gaming etc. Selling in about 6-8 months time for Nehalem.
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