Stuck with MacBook? What should I do?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macdiva22, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. macdiva22 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    So I finally popped for my new Apple computer (decided to go with the MacBook with upgraded 4GB RAM) in late April so I could use my student discount before I graduated--which was big because I got an ADDITIONAL $500 off the student pricing through my university.

    Now I'm torn though. I'm still using my old PB G4 because I haven't transferred my files (between the move and not being completely settled after graduation yet it just didn't happen). I realized at the beginning of this month that if I had waited I could have a MacBook Pro with the NVIDIA graphics card and everything else I wanted--not to mention Snow Leopard--if I had just waited a little longer (and since prices dropped, who cares about the student discount!). I tried to get a rebate or coupon---ANYTHING---from Apple and they were totally unresponsive.

    So, what should I do? I'm debating selling my MacBook--loaded with AppleCare and Microsoft Office, taking the hit (I'm assuming I can get about $1300-1400 for a machine I paid $1600 for), and purchasing a new MacBook Pro. OR--Keeping my MacBook (which already has Adobe Master Suite installed as well--which I would take off before sale) and just dealing with the fact that I don't have all the added perks now available.

    So--what should I do? Would love to hear any thoughts/advice!
  2. whitebook macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2008
    Northern Ireland
    hmmm, well what will you be using the machine for? what macbook pro are you looking to get now? 13"? dont you think that a basically brand new macbook will do you? i hope your not looking to buy a new mac just to be able to have "the latest macbook"
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If it does it's job there's no reason to change. If you can get 1300$ from it, sure go for it

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