Thinking of downgrading to a macbook from a MBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crfracer290, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. crfracer290 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2007
    Well I bought my MBP in August and I have really enjoyed it so far and I really am loving OS X...but recently I have gotten the urge to build a new custom PC, so I am going to go ahead and pursue that. However I do want to keep my laptop for portability and to use OS X. I bought the MBP as a desktop replacement, but now with a new desktop PC, I am thinking I might want to get something more portable since I don't need the power of the MBP anymore (not that the macbook is lacking much besides video power). The only problem I face is that I have to buy new products (just the way I am) so I will probably just break even if I were to sell my MBP and get a black macbook (don't like the white much). So essentially I would only gain 100-200 dollars by doing this, but would lose the bigger screen, dedicated video (no big deal at all), and aluminum design. But a plus would be I would also get leopard on the new macbook which I do no currently have on my MBP.

    I just wanted to gather everyones opinion to maybe help me make my decision.

    By the way, I was guessing of getting ~1500 for my 2.2, 2gb, 128mb 8600gtm, macbook pro which is in perfect condition? Does this sound about right?

  2. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    I'd say more like 1600-1650 for the MBP. Also if you're willing to get a refurb MacBook that would save you some money, so would buy an older model, like the 2GHz Core 2 Duo.
  3. crfracer290 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2007
    Well with a student discount refurb and brand new are about the same price.
  4. xpovos macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    I understand your aversion to refurb products, although I have friends that swear by them. I'm like you in that I only buy new products, though.

    I went from a 17" MacBook Pro to a black MacBook, and then back to a 17" MBP. I still have the MacBook, but after getting accustomed to the higher screen resolution, I found the MacBook feeling cramped as soon as I tried to do anything beyond checking e-mail and surfing. I kept the MB because it's so much easier to travel with, though, and I recently enjoyed it on a trip to see family in California over the holidays. I was glad to get back to the MBP, though.

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