Should I make this trade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by je1ani, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    His is a

    15" 2.33Ghz, 256VRAM 2GB of RAM 160GB HD

    Mine is

    15" SR 2.2Ghz 128VRAM 4GB of Ram 120GB HD..

    On paper his is bigger and better but it's not a Santa Rose chipset and the ram but be a pain later on... is this worth it?
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Keep yours.
     
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    There's a reason that person initiated the trade. People generally don't ask to trade down. Keep that in mind.
     
  4. Sky Blue Guest

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    No.
     
  5. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    That ram and santa rosa will make a big difference. The only questionable factor is the 128vram.
     
  6. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    lol Don't mean to be rude, but it would be borderline retarded to make this trade.
     
  7. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    +1, the people have spoken.
     
  8. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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  9. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    +10,000.



    (I almost couldn't believe you asked the question. Do NOT NOT NOT trade.)
     
  10. tacomahunter macrumors regular

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  11. mag2001 macrumors 6502

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    your has a better screen, newer processor, and has a better graphics card, so i say hell no.
     
  12. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    Yes, hard drive and memory are cheappest now.
     
  13. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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  14. saqima macrumors newbie

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    for trading you have to consider not only value, but also risk, such as hidden information...
     
  15. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Why is this beneficial for you? They'd have to be throwing in a few hundred bucks too to make this worth it - it's an older machine, so more usage wear (battery, enclosure, innards) with half the RAM, and no LED backlighting.

    Your newer chipset and features negate any of his you might consider "bigger" or "faster".
     
  16. TSE macrumors 68030

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    That trade is almost the stupidest thing I ever heard. Your 8600gts beats the living **** out of an X1600, and Santa Rosa chipset with the increased bus speed helps out with the missing processor speed. Not to mention yours has double the ram.

    Only thing you would be getting is 40 GBs more of hard drive space.

    You also have a better screen, and used a lot less.
     
  17. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    Although his is 2.33Ghz, the difference is basically negligible (1.3% according to this site). Also, what are you using that you think the extra vram will speed up the machine? Personally I think the RAM will have more impact that the video card in all uses except gaming. Even then I would still keep yours though.
     
  18. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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  19. macjay macrumors 6502

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    Yours is the better machine.

    Definitely do not make that trade.
     

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