Should I Sell my MBP for a MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by austinlallen, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. austinlallen macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2011

    Im thinking about selling my MBP in order to get a macbook air

    My MBP has:
    2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo
    2 GB RAM

    Do you think its worth selling my MBP for a macbook air
    I already have an iMac and my macbook pro is too much power that is just getting wasted so what do you guys think
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Would the sale of the MBP cover the cost of a MBA?

    If not, keep the MBP and save your money, given that you stated you really don't need a laptop since you already have a main computer to work off of.
  3. austinlallen thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2011
    yeah but i still need a laptop to huddle around when i travel
  4. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    not sure how the cost of that pro would cover the cost of a new air?
    unless you want the 11'' model.

    to any effect we can't tell you to much from what you have told us?

    what would you be doing with the air vs mac? (programs,task,ect..)

    But seeing that you have survived with a core 2 duo your prob ok to go with the air.
  5. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    you could. i don't know if you should. it all depends on your budget, the screen size you want, whether you'd like lion, your usage, etc. do what you want :)
  6. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    It won't even cover half. Sales rates for a c2d 2.2 are going to be $500

    On the upside, the new mba is considerably faster than that machine.
  7. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    I don't know which model it is, but I assume that it's 13" from 2009, or before, since 2010 MBPs had 4GB of RAM as standard.
    Yea, I would say it's not going to go over $500~$600.
    If you have the extra money to spend on, then why not go ahead and sell your current machine?
  8. cherishzm macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2011
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    Yes you should. You can sell it for about $600-650 and buy a used 2010 11" MBA for about $700-750. I'm sure you'll appreciate the much better portability of te MBA.
  9. ratboy90 macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2009
    I've been thinking about doing this with my 2009 MBP but the only Air I want is the new 2011 MBA so the costs don't really get covered.
  10. tombubi macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2011
    If you do need portability, getting an Air may be a good idea, but it does depend on your budget.

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