Thinking of selling MBP, advice needed for upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by offthehook, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. offthehook macrumors member

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    Hey guys!

    Planning to sell my MBP 13'' 5,5 (2009) with 9400m
    upgraded to 8 gigs of ram and ssd/hdd combo via optibay.
    and upgrade to the 2012 quad core mac mini.

    Is this a good option for me? I'm using the Adobe Creative Suite 6 (mainly After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign), doing some sporadic video encoding as well.
    Not much of a gamer on OSX but want to run Starcraft II and Diablo 3 (both barely running on my MBP)

    Not really NEEDING the upgrade but thought I'd sell my MBP as long as I can still get some bucks for it. Is 450 Euros (approx. 580 $) appropriate?

    Many thanks for your help
     
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't need an upgrade, then why upgrade?

    By buying a new machine that you don't need, you're going to lose more money in the long run than by keeping your current machine.
     
  3. offthehook thread starter macrumors member

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    hey shane!

    well honestly the hardware is pretty outdated by now (core 2 duo and especially that 9400m which was introduced in 2008 if I'm correct).
    true I would have to invest some extra $ for the upgrade but I won't be able to get much for my current setup in a year or so. So I thought: Why shouldn't I sell it as long as I'm able to get some cash for it and invest in new hardware. The MBP is 3 years old now, so APC is gone as well. Could fail me any day and then I won't be able to get 100 for it.

    thanks for your input

    best regards
     

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