Trade offers that I am getting for my 2012 Mini

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  1. TWO2SEVEN, Nov 8, 2013
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    TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    EDIT: Added a new offer for the Mini to the bottom of the thread.

    I have offer from some one who wants to trade a 2009 Macbook Pro for my 2012 Mac Mini.

    Assuming the MBP is in good condition would this be a smart trade? I have been looking for more portability.

    MBP Specs:
    2.26 Intel C2D
    2gb 1067 Mhz DDR3
    160 gb Hard drive
    NVIDA GeForce 9400M 256 mb graphics

    Mac Mini Specs:
    2.5 Ghz Intel i5
    16 gb ram
    Intel HD 4000 768 MB graphics
    500 gb Hard drive



    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    This is the 2009 Base MBP13. I'd say - no deal. For 500 -600US$ (Value of your Mini) you should get more. The Battery might be down as well. A new one would cost you around 80US$ extra. The RAM should be upgraded and you would want a SSD as well.

    Go for a used 2011 MBA11 (4GB Version), you may be lucky and get them around 600US$
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thank you!

    Turns out she doesn't even have the computer. She is wanting to buy a MBP on Craigslist, then trade for my Mini. For all of that she could buy a used Mini. People amaze me... :D
     
  4. TWO2SEVEN thread starter macrumors 68040

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    She is now offering a 2011 i5 2.0 Ghz with 8 GB ram. Thoughts?
     
  5. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds much better - but the problem with the Battery still exists. Now its on you to decide. I don't know exactly what shape your mini or the MBP is in. Best is - call her.

    Good luck
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Now looking at an i5 Air, from the specs it appears to be a mid 2012.

    I have basically told her to contact me once she has a computer in hand to trade.

    I don't NEED to trade mine, but it would be nice to have portability.

    My Mini is in a 10/10, it hasn't left my desk (other than a move where it was packed in it's original box) since I set it up.

    I guess we'll see how it goes.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  7. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    If you want to check the battery health use the free Coconut Battery. The most important factor being the current capacity.
     

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