Should I do this trade?

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  1. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    I have a friend who will trade me his new i5 2.4 MBP for my 17" C2D 2.8 MBP. Both are base configurations.

    I want the speed so I know that the processor is worth it, but there is about a $400 difference. Both of them are refurbished and are a couple of months old.

    What do you think?
     
  2. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 603

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    PS I want to go down to a 15" eventually, which is the reason why I'm entertaining this.
     
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  4. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    1. You are already going down to 15" so why not
    2. Core i5!!!

    I wonder though. Would it be better to just sell your 17" MBP and see how much you get? You might get enough for a refurb 15" MBP PLUS some cash left over?
     
  5. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 603

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    I haven't really gotten a lot of good bites on the 17". C2D is a dead product it seems these days.

    Thanks for the feedback guys. I hear the 2.4 i5 is around 30-50% faster than the 2.8 I hear. Reckon I'm gonna go for it.
     
  6. BobbyCarbn macrumors regular

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    Go for it! You wont regret the extra CPU cycles.
     
  7. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 603

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    Guys you are getting me pumped about this trade.

    I do a lot of Final Cut work, photosho, illustrator and audio rendering, as well as encoding/ripping. My other computer is a Mac Pro with the Nehalem chip and I certainly appreciate extra cores and extra virtual cores. The 2.8 is dog slow at rendering for me.

    I'd still like the guy to throw me $100 - we'll see how it goes.
     
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    If I were him I would be asking for money. The 15" i5 > the 17" C2D IMO =) hehe not to mention the graphics either.
     
  10. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Why? Take it and run. Unless you think you can get $1800 + tax + $100 when selling your C2D 17"?
    Do you think you can get over 2k for it?
    I understand the i5 is not brand new, but your post says new, so it must be in excellent condition.
    Then you get the smaller notebook you want with a faster CPU and GPU, mini displayport which transport audio and video, and the inertia scrolling trackpad.
     
  11. MrCooperS macrumors member

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    Do the trade! And hope he doesn't want to do a trade back.
     
  12. jonnysods thread starter macrumors 603

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    My 17 was bought in March, the 15 was just purchased today (refurb). This guy wants the 17 real bad so I told him to get me that model and I would swap him. So it's enroute.

    PS the comments on the video card - 330 256mb > 9600gt?
     
  13. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    330 > 9600 for sure if you ask me.
     

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