Should I trade MacPro for 17" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bntz313, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. bntz313 macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    Ok so I have an offer to trade my MacPro with two 20" cinema displays for a MBP, I was wondering if this would be a fair trade, the specs are below:

    MacPro (early 2008)
    single 2.8ghz QuadCore Xeon
    6gb Ram
    320gb HDD

    2.8ghz Core2Duo
    4gb ram
    500gb HDD

    I would take the mbp and add a SSD and max out ram. I do print and web design and want something portable

  2. stevelam macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    lol no. unless you really need the portability. that core2duo in comparison to the xeon is awful. you're probably better off trying to sell the mac pro for cash and then just buying a used mbp thats way better than that one.
  3. ivoruest macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2010
    Not a decision I'd recommend but if its portability you want, why not sell your Mac Pro and buy a new MBP? The Core2Duo on that Macbook Pro 17" is ancient and performance will start to become very limited.
  4. ljx718 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    that would be a horrible trade. like others said, sell the mac pro and buy a new macbook pro
  5. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
  6. AttilaTheHun macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2010
    I recommend you to buy a newer 17" MBP like 2010
    I personally don't like the AMD video card, but like the nvidea.
    2013 models don't have 17" and you going to miss it.
  7. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    Must be a joke thread. Not only is the Pro alone not worth the trade, but to suggest adding 2 cinema displays is hilarious. Reminds me of those kids at school who weren't too bright and you could convince them their shiny charizard was worth less than your white energy card.

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