Thinking about selling my 2009 13" and getting a 17" i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by louis0nfire, May 11, 2010.

  1. louis0nfire macrumors 6502

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    I figure I would get between $800-$900 for my 2.26ghz C2D. The i7 17" would cost me $2279 after student discount and tax.

    So upgrading to the 17" i7 will cost me $1,379-$1,479. Although my CPU, GPU, RAM, HDD, screen resolution, and screen size will all be improving, I don't know if it's worth it really. I use my 13" right now 95% around my home, so that's my main reason for wanting the upgrade. I have a gaming desktop PC so I really don't need an iMac.

    All suggestions and comments are welcome, thanks!
     
  2. 0eyvind macrumors member

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    You use it around your home: Portability might not be that important, but maybe a 17" is too big for lazy surfing on the couch.
    What do you use your computer for?
     
  3. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    You're comparing two different machines.

    13" portability vs 17" workhouse...you said you mainly use your laptop at home, so it sounds like you don't need the portability??
     
  4. mdatwood macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm...I'm sitting on the couch right now with my 17" MBP and have been all morning.
     
  5. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't need it to be portable, at all. I use my gaming PC for most of my gaming and other stuff, and I use my MacBook (currently) around my house. I usually don't have anything other than tweetdeck, ichat, chrome, and itunes open at once, but I do dual boot in windows for some gaming when I want to play something away from my desk.

    I realize the upgrade may be unnecessary for many reasons, but the upgrade in screen size & resolution would be tremendous, the upgrade in RAM and HDD are needed because I was going to upgrade those in my current MBP anyway.
     

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