Should I Trade Up to the 15" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chris2k5, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    I currently have a 2010 MBP 13" BASE. Bought it in June and now I am thinking about the 15" because all I see on these type of message boards is how amazing they are.

    I play some games, do a good amount of Photoshop, Garageband, Word/Excel, music, etc etc. Basically the 13" does all of that pretty nicely.

    What I miss is being able to have enough screen real estate to type a document while watching the latest episode of a show via Hulu. (Resolution issue)


    So I have a friend who is willing to buy my MBP 13" (mint condition) for $1000. That leaves me to cover the extra $529 (refurb and no tax). Should I do it?
    I'm really after:

    -Higher resolution
    -Better graphics
    -Better processor
    -Somewhat future proof with the i5
     
  2. vant macrumors 65816

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  3. Xenophon macrumors regular

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    Looks like you've already decided and posted here in the hope we'll validate your choice. Bottom line: switching is wasteful and except for the screen real estate I've not read a compelling argument.

    As far as the real estate is concerned you could also keep your machine and buy an external monitor. That way you keep the versatility of a 13" laptop.

    Give the guy who offers 1000 USD my number, I've got an iceberg on sale in Nevada ;)
     
  4. chris2k5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :p Thanks for bringing me back to reality. Got lost in the 15" daydream again. Must stop it haha. I just bought a plasma screen for my dorm room so I guess I can hook my MBP 13" up to it?

    And was $1000 a fair price? I don't want to be jipping people off. The laptop is $1099 new. And I only used it for like 1 1/2 month(s). Not a single mark on it and babied to death.
     
  5. vant macrumors 65816

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    $1000 is fine.
     
  6. Xenophon macrumors regular

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    Perhaps customs and prices are different in the US (I'm a European living in India). But in Europe, the second you take it out of the shop, it drops at least 20-25% in value.
     
  7. chris2k5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: Oh my...I checked eBay and the 2009 models are still going for $700-$800 at least!!!
     
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