Swap in MacBook Pro 13" 2010 Model for 21.5" iMac and iPad?

ohjaypee

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 18, 2012
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Stafford, UK.
Okay here's my plan, tell me whether I'm an idiot or it makes sense.

I currently have a 2010 MBP 13", Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHZ, 250GB RAM + a 3rd Gen iPad 16gb, WiFI and 3G.

I am a uni student and I want to get something more powerful than my current laptop. My plan is to get a 21.5" iMac, base model and sell the MBP and use the iPad as my mobile computer for showing off my portfolio and editing documents on the go via the iWork apps.

Pros: super portable, huge increase in CPU power (quad core>dual core) and bigger screen to work with plus I prefer typing with the Wireless Keyboard and I have a lot of essays this year.

Cons: expensive, less productivity on the go, my Dad is pissed because he put some money into a pot so I could buy a MBP and now he thinks I'm disrespecting him saying I want to sell it.

I reckon I can get £550 for my MBP easy, and I can buy the iMac now for £890. So cost to me is £340.

Should I wait to buy the iMac or buy it now, should I go 2nd hand, and is my idea good or not?

Cheers guys.

~ohjaypee
 

zackkmac

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Jul 7, 2008
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I don't think it's a bad idea at all. You will have a notably faster setup and if you don't mind not having a laptop, that iMac will be a great machine for what you want to do. I would recommend getting it refurbished though to save money.

But 250GB RAM on your old MBP is a lot. :eek:;)
 

ohjaypee

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 18, 2012
6
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Stafford, UK.
But 250GB RAM on your old MBP is a lot. :eek:;)
Whoops, I totally meant 250GB HD, 4GB RAM. Haha! I think my heart is set on it so I'm going to do it. The portability is a major plus cos whipping out a macbook in lectures and seminars with 10 people in it is a pain.

Running CS5 on my MBP is really slow at the moment too and I only have 14GB of hard drive space left!

When is the best time to buy an iMac do you reckon?