Time for the upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SR 7, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. SR 7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2009
    So I have had my Macbook (Late 08) since day 1 and I believe the time has come to upgrade.

    It has an upgraded HD and Ram.

    The computer is flawless and in great shape so I am trying to figure out what the resale value is on these models and how much a new Macbook should cost.

    Back when I was making this purchase we had a couple options and now according to apples website there is 234234 options lol!

    Any help would be helpful and where do most people sell their Macbooks?
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Not sure what your use case is, but take a close look at the 13" rMBP.
  3. SR 7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2009
    What do you mean by case?

    I took a look and noticed they have raised the available HD when purchasing which was a concern last time i checked but not anymore if the 512GB is accurate.

    Seems about $1,299 the starting point.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    They are asking what you use it for...

    If you are still on the 2008 then I doubt you do much that taxes a computer so any current macbook will be a massive step up for you.

    As for how much that 2008 is worth I'd say no more than a few hundred dollars, at that age it is termed obsolete by apple and they won't work on it if it breaks.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    So how do you use your computer, what applications do you use now and or in the future?

    Before any recommendation of upgrades or purcahses can be fully vetted out, people need to know how you're using the computer.

    The answers will differ if you plan on using the laptop for office docs and facebook as opposed to computer the mass of the universe and creating 3d models of the solar system :)

    The 2008 MBP is certainly getting long in the tooth, but you have options on what to get depending on your needs

    Do you travel a lot - if so, the 13" MBP may be a better fit.
    Do you need or want a larger display, or quad core processing? Then the 15" rMBP may be a better option.
    Do you need extended battery life, well then the MBA may be the answer.

    For me, since you've held on the to your current laptop for so long and I can extrapolate that you'll want to keep this computer going for years to come as well. I think the 15" MBP is something to consider because of the quad core processing and better GPU, but I don't know who much you need that power.

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