Should I trade my MBP 2.16ghz for a new MB white 2.4ghz

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by King t., Mar 19, 2008.

  1. King t. macrumors regular

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    hi,

    I have somebody who is going to buy himself a new MB white 2.4ghz, and he asked me if I would want to trade with him.

    this is my my current machine:

    MBP 2,16ghz C2Duo
    120 HD
    ATI x1600 128 MB

    is it worth the trade for a new MB 2.4ghz or is my MBP still better?
     
  2. FloridaBSD macrumors newbie

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    Could you please provide us withe the specification of your friend new MBP as i need to se the hard Specification sheet before i can mac am informed recommendation.

    Thanks,

    Florida
     
  3. King t. thread starter macrumors regular

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    hi,

    it's not a new MBP, he's getting the new Macbook white 2.4ghz:

    Specs:

    2.4ghz c2duo Penryn
    160gb HD
    x1300 on board graphic chip 144mb shared memory
    2gb ram
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i don't think it's worth the trade. your machine isn't much slower than your friend's, and yours included a dedicated graphics card and has a bigger (and higher res.) display. too many sacrifices for a very small increase in clock speed.
     
  5. FloridaBSD macrumors newbie

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    If you are really looking to make like A dish rag and squeeze every last cent out of you current machine then I'd strongly suggest that you through another couple of gigabytes of physical memory in and call this thread dead.
     
  6. King t. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I already have 4gb ram in my machine.

    So it's not worth the trade? I thought the the new Macbokk with the Penryn is better?
     
  7. SoLibertyDies macrumors regular

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    in most cases, the MacBook Pro is going to be more valuble than the Macbook. But I guess it depends on your situation. I mean it'd be nice to have a BRAND new machine, but personally I wouldn't trade my 1st gen Core Duo Macbook Pro for a top of the line macbook.

    The bigger screen and dedicated video card are essential to me. I like the look much better as well. But to each his own I suppose.

    just my 2cents
     
  8. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    If...your friend's going to buy one, and then trade it to you then it seems like a better solution is for him to buy it from you directly and you upgrade to a SR or Penryn MBP if you want to move up in clock speed. Just a thought. But it all depends on your needs. I wouldn't trade away a dedicated video card, but I am aware that many people have no significant need for it.
     
  9. mr. feeny macrumors member

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    Keep what you have.
     
  10. asmallchild macrumors regular

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    Agreed. Top of the line machine to bottom of the line machine. Not worth it IMO.

    Plus you'd have one heck of a time trying to keep it clean.
     
  11. King t. thread starter macrumors regular

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  13. King t. thread starter macrumors regular

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    update:

    just received an offer to trade my MBP for:

    MB 2.16ghz c2duo
    4gb ram
    320 gb hd
    +
    Xbox 360 Elite
    +
    Nintendo Wii with games and 2 controllers

    should I do it :D
     
  14. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Yes

    now you should do it

    after adding 600 dollars of game hardware to the pot are you kidding of course!!

    heck after that you could ebay it all and have enough for a NICE referb penry MBP
     
  15. King t. thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah I'll defineately trade, hopefully he won't change his mind^^
     
  16. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    I just sold my 17" MBP CD for a white iMac C2D and Brand New Black MB. I"m very happy with the exchange I made.
     
  17. bsolomonny macrumors regular

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    Since we are all talking about trading...I am trading my CD Blackbook with 2gb of ram, 80 gig hd plus 600 USD for a new 2.2 ghz memrom SR MBP --- with 128 mb video ram and 2 gigs of ram.
     
  18. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    wow how did you pull that off?
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'm confused about all this trading; if anyone offers me any computer, I'm going to say no.
     
  20. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Good idea. As a note, your MBP can't support 4GB of RAM. Only Santa Rosa and beyond do.
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So you're downgrading in the computer department for 2 consoles?

    Is this MB even new?
     
  22. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Oh man alphaod, and I was just about to offer you this completely free 17" PB G5... unique, one of a kind collectable, but now I don't know what to do with it... :p
     
  23. King t. thread starter macrumors regular

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    the MB is 6 month old and as Apple care for another 3 years or 2 I think.
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'll pass. Thanks though. ;)

    Donate it to a school.
     

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