Two Macs for One

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BioChron, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. BioChron macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2006

    I have the chance to obtain a 1.83 CD MBP (with 2 GB of RAM) by forking over my MacBook and 17" iMac (Both of which are 1.83 CD, the MB having 2 GB of RAM). I am a bit skeptical as I would be loosing two machines, and while I would much like a MBP, I don't know that it would be worth it. This would be a trade.

  2. cah87 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    i wouldn't do it but maybe that is just me........
  3. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    Well would you gain anything by getting the MBP? It seems that the imac might be the same unless you need the video card on the road. I do think you're getting a bad deal though because if you sold both you might be able to pick up a C2D mbp.
  4. blueicedj macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    Smells bad. The mbp won't do much for you over the convenience of a mb and an iMac put together. Don't do it; your current setup is pretty awesome if you ask me.
  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Heck, even if it was for a brand new 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro, I'd still call it a marginal deal. That was the bottom of the line MacBook Pro, and was only even available for a few months. The fact that your two existing machines are equal in speed means you're trading two of something for one of the same.

    eBay has 1.83 GHz MacBooks selling for $700-$1000. 1.83 GHz iMacs for the same. 1.83 GHz MacBook Pros, on the other hand, are only $1000 to $1400. That means the lowest-priced MacBook Pros are selling for the same as the highest priced MacBooks. You could sell both of yours and get a newer, but not latest (Santa Rosa) generation Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. (I see a couple 17" 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros selling for $2000.)

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