Straight trade for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gadzooks22, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. gadzooks22 macrumors newbie

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    I recently had an offer that would allow me to trade my old MacBook for an iPad straight up. Should I do this? give me the pros and cons


    As a side note I have been using my MBP lately and jst using the old macbook as a back-up
     
  2. Xil3 macrumors regular

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    How old is the macbook?
     
  3. gadzooks22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Early 2008. It's a BlackBook.....model is 4,1
     
  4. Xil3 macrumors regular

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  5. Xian Zhu Xuande macrumors 6502a

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    Check any sales avenues you might consider in selling that MacBook to see, roughly, how much money you could get for it, and compare that to the price of an iPad (assuming the one offered in exchange is in appropriate condition), and you'll resolve the price consideration. The MB may very well be worth more, depending on what the time and fuss means to you.

    From there, only you can decide if it is worth giving up your MacBook.

    Not much reason, really, to keep backup laptops around unless required for professional reasons.
     
  6. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    An iPad is a gadget, it's nice but has limited features, it's mostly to access internet, mail and that stuff easily, if you need photoshop or more specific things then you should stay with your MacBook
     
  7. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the specs of the Macbook and which iPad model you are trading for.
     
  8. Xian Zhu Xuande macrumors 6502a

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    OP already pointed out that this is a second laptop. ;)
     
  9. Xil3 macrumors regular

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    If it's for the top iPad model, then yea it's a good trade, otherwise not.
     

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