Trade 27" iMac for 15" MBP + 30" Cinema Display + $300

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by louis0nfire, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. louis0nfire macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2008
    So lately I've been thinking of trading my 27" iMac (2010) for a MacBook Pro. I put it up on craigslist and got an interesting offer.

    15" MacBook Pro 2.66ghz, 4gb ram, 500gb, lion, office 2011, adobe cs5
    30" apple cinema display
    $300 cash

    all that for my 27" 2.8ghz Core i7, 4gb ram, 2TB iMac

    I know it all depends if I want a laptop instead, but do you think this is a fair deal (or more in my favor), money/value wise? Thanks

    p.s. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.
  2. cprrowberry macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    What year is the Macbook Pro? If its a 2010 model, GO FOR IT. and the 30" ACD is a beast that will make ur 27in look small lol.
  3. andrewjthrelfo macrumors newbie


    Aug 9, 2011
    QLD, Australia
    Agreed. If it's a 2010 model, go for it! I love having my 15" MBP with an external display :)
  4. louis0nfire thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2008
    It's a Core 2 Duo, isn't it really outdated at this point?
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    It's an older chip, yes. Core2Duo first came out in 2006. IIRC the 2.66Ghz chip makes it a 2009 machine.

    That doesn't automatically make it a BAD machine, though. Unless what you're doing is highly processor intensive, you may not even notice the difference. If you use the $300 cash to buy 8GBs of RAM and an SSD, I'll bet you don't even notice the slower processor.

    If you want a notebook, this seems like a great deal. That 30" ACD is a BEAST.
  6. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    Overall what you'd be getting has more value so if you don't like it, you could sell it off for 800-1000 for the ACD and 1000 for the MBP
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I don't think it's a good deal. I feel the Core 2 processors are much too outdated at this point. Furthermore, you can buy a 30" display from Dell for much less than that as long as you don't mind a refurbished or used unit.

    And don't include the pricing of Office 2011 or CS5 in the deal unless the other party is having the licenses transferred to you via Microsoft and Adobe, respectively.

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