Should I trade my 17"2.33mbp for New alu 2.0 macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bntz313, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. bntz313 macrumors 6502

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    I have an offer to trade my 17"mbp or a new alu 2.0 macbook. I bought the 17"mbp I had to always work away from my desk and wanted alot for screen space, now that I bought a mac pro, I wanted something smaller to carry around. I was just wondering if this was a good deal.

    My 17" MBP
    2.33ghz
    3gb ram
    160gb HDD
    256mb vram
    applecare

    Macbook
    2.0ghz
    4gb ram
    160gb hdd
    +200 cash

    you you think this is a good trade?
     
  2. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    I think it depends on how important it is to you to have a smaller notebook. Spec wise it isn't worth it though.
     
  3. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Limonade3 macrumors newbie

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    amen...
     
  5. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not that important but having an extra 200 would be nice, seeing I could use it to upgrade my mac pro.

    I'm have to give it some pondering.
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Are you serious? If they were giving you 400 cash i'd think about it, but for 200? no way! You seriously want to give up a dedicated graphics card, far higher quality screen, and higher build quality for that? I hope you dont enjoy playing games.
     
  7. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    He's already got a Mac Pro - he probably doesn't need tons of power on the laptop. I'm generally a proponent of the powerful desktop + small & cheap laptop approach, so I understood the OP's position. That said, however, I think the economics here of trading a 17" MBP for a 13" MB doesn't make it worth it.
     
  8. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't play games buy if I did, I would play them on my mac pro. But, Thanks.

    Are the new Alu Macbooks not built as good? didn't know that!
     
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  10. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    I think the build quality comment was simply based on going from MBP to MB - the build quality of any of the new Alu MB(P)s is great, as far as I've seen (beats the heck out of the old plastic MBs, that's for sure).
     
  11. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Nono the build quality on the new Alu Macbooks is great, i mean the quality of the parts, between the Macbook and the Macbook Pro has a big difference, screen etc.
     
  12. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just asked him to add more cash, so if he does I'll do it but if not, I'll keep it either way I'll be happy.

    Thanks everyone!!!!!
     

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