Should I trade up?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macpropro80, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Macpropro80 macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone, I have the 2008 mac pro 2.8ghz 8 core. I love having the latest and greatest technology, should I sell my Mac pro for the new one? Does apple offer a trade in program? I have about $1000 saved up, do you think I could get enough off my old one for a new 8 core?
     
  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    No, save your money unless bragging rights are just that important to you.
     
  3. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    If you can sell your 2.8GHz model for $2200-$2400, I'd say go for it.
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Just for the sake of having the Latest and Greatest? NO.

    If you have a specific need upgrading can solve, that's another story. ;)
     
  5. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    +1

    The MacPro is a machine that is supposed to last years, not update cycles. The 2.8 is still a rock solid machine - unless you REALLY have to upgrade, I would recommend staying with the 2.8 Octo.
     
  6. trancepriest macrumors 6502

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    Yeah sell it immediately. No Apple does not offer a trade in program. Yes to your last question. I should warn you though that you may have the latest but not the greatest. The greatest is an 8 core 2.93 which seemingly is out of your budget range.
     
  7. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I say keep what you have. Selling your system and shelling out an additional $1000 would get you a 2.26 Octa-core. The hassle and $1000 probably isn't worth it for the minor performance gains. But hey, if it's just to tell yourself you have the latest and greatest, why the hell not?
     
  8. Macpropro80 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, I think i will keep my 2008, Now to fix that damn random blue screen problem.....
     
  9. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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  10. trancepriest macrumors 6502

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    You give up way too easily.
     
  11. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Hang onto what you have. Keep building your savings up for the next update. Should be even better.
     
  12. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Good, or you'd be in the same position every year or so.
     
  13. hobes270 macrumors regular

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    The mac pro is a machine made to not be upgraded frequently. I personally would probably keep it. Although if you want the latest technology, upgrade, you wont be loosing much money.
     
  14. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    How do you figure? :confused:
     
  15. hobes270 macrumors regular

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    How do I figure that they aren't supposed to be upgraded frequently? Well they are one heck of a machine and they can handle anything you can throw at it. A machine like that does not need to be upgraded every time a new model comes out. If you did that, and are a normal "pro" user, then you will go broke.

    I work for Apple, I notice the ONLY people that buy every single time a new mac pro comes out, are the MAJOR companies that don't sell there old equipment, they are just adding to it. For instance we sell to the NHL, they buy a new mac pro EVERY MONTH. But they arent selling old equipment, they are adding to it, whether its because they are hiring more people or whatever the reason may be.

    To me, and to basically all of my co-workers, it is a little crazy to upgrade to the newest mac pro every time it comes out if you are the normal "pro" user. Now dont get me wrong, if you are the type that sells as soon or right before a new model comes out then buys the new model, by all means go right ahead, I just know most people dont do this with the mac pro, they are made to last.
     
  16. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Sorry, I should have been more specific. :eek:

    I meant in financial terms. (I've tried to figure out what a 2.8 '08 would bring, given some members have found NEW ones for ~$1900 IIRC). Adding $1k, it wouldn't make a new Octo model. :(
     

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