switching my 2.4 unibody macbook pro with friends 2.53 unibody macbook pro

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  1. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    i have a friend who for some reason wants to switch his 2.53 unibody with un-removable battery (8 hours of batt i think) with my unibody macbook pro 2.4 with removable battery.

    He offered for this switch as long as i payed him 200. Is it worth it on my end? My macbook pro has the 9600 gt, but i never use it. Tell me if its worth it for 200 more, for the added battery, and such..
     
  2. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you should go along with it unless he tells you his reasoning.
     
  3. okrelayer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i can assure you nothing is wrong with his mbp. He's a good friend, he just has other priorities he needs to spend his money on. He knows i've complained about the battery life on my pro, so he's just extending an open invite.
     
  4. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    do it! then resale it and buy a 2010 core i mbp ;)
     
  5. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    Alright. In that case I'd say go for it! :)
     
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  7. okrelayer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just one thing that i am unsure about. i keep my macbook pro mostly in clamshell mode while inside the house connected to the apple display. My mac gets pretty warm, because his Pro has only one fan, would that become an over heating issue
     
  8. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    What are the complete specs of both machines? HDD, RAM, GPU?
     
  9. okrelayer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    unibody macbook pro oct 2008
    4 gigs of ram
    2.4 core2duo
    gpu: 9400m/9600gt
    250 hd
    removable battery up to 5 hours. i get about 3.



    unbody macbook pro summer 2009
    4 gigs of ram (edit, i meant 4)
    2.53 core2duo
    gpu 9400m
    250 hd
    8 hour built in battery

    the biggest diff is the gpu, but i don't ever switch my mac over to the better graphics option. I guess i am concerned a bit about the heat in clamshell mode.
     
  10. HikariYuki macrumors regular

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    If it's the 2009 Unibody @ 2.53ghz, shouldn't it have 4gb of ram as opposed to 2gb?
     
  11. okrelayer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  12. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I'd keep the one you have + the money. You won't be seeing any performance boosts, and you won't be getting any extra features (such as HDMI audio).

    cheers!
     
  13. Celedral macrumors 6502

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    How many cycles do you have on your macbook pro? What percentage is the health of the battery. I would keep it, its just tempting since you feel like its something new, But the 9600mgt is useful at times. Only thing good about the new one is the location of the MDP and longer battery life
     
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  15. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Doesn't the OP's 2.4 MBP have the Express Card slot? If so I would keep it, his friend's 2.53 just has the SD card slot.
     
  16. okrelayer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    depends on personal usage. Mine does have the express slot. But i don't have a need for an express card though.. I have found my self using my usb/sd card adapter.

    regardless, i think i am likely going to keep my cash, mostly because i have built up a relationship with MY macbook pro, and going to someone else's almost seems wrong.

    is that weird?! haha
     
  17. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Weird? Not at all. :). It's your personal computer, most people have a relationship with their computer. Well, the Express card slot opens up a lot more opportunities for your MBP which is why many people were upset that Apple took it away from the 15" model. Keep your money, you're doing the right thing.
     
  18. JimKirk macrumors 6502

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    Just trade laptops

    This is retarded and won't work. Logic boards are different and mounting holes probably will not line up
     
  19. HikariYuki macrumors regular

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    I would agree with everyone saying to save your cash. Not much of a performance difference plus you have the express card slot which may be useful to you in the future. Also you are already using an adapter for the sd card so you really don't need the built in sd card. But if you need the extra battery life I'd say go for it.
     
  20. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Besides the case there shouldn't be too much of a difference.

    And OP You need new friends. I read your post + specs and I said "what, no way, he couldn't possibly..." and then I saw the +$200 and my jaw hit the desk. Even if you don't use the 9600 gt that adds substantial processing power if and when you'll need it, as well as additional memory savings by not having to allocate however much to the 9400. You're getting ripped off. Your friend should be paying YOU money + throw in some applecare lol.
     

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