Upgrade or Extend warranty?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 0927123, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. 0927123 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I have a dilemma here. My 1 year warranty is about to expire on the 9th and I'm planning on extending its warranty but the thing is it's about $299 canadian. I'm thinking that it's still a lot of money, so here I am thinking of just upgrading again. I can get a used/new 2011 15" if I just add that amount of money.

    I'm also thinking of selling it for about $1600 and downgrade to a 13" and save for some lenses.

    I do photography and graphic design work on my laptop.

    I currently have a mid 2010 mbp 15" that is upgraded to 8gb of ram. Helpful input would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    If your downgrade works out and you can use it well with whatever your needs are, I'd go for it, but remember the screen resolution will go down along with the screen size.

    Personally, I'd go for upgrading to the 2011 15" unless you really need new lenses. If you don't, the new 15" will be a major upgrade for you. Quadcore processor!
     
  3. 0927123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The 2010 15" has an i5 so isn't quad? I actually came from a 13" so I'm quite used to it, but yea the 15" screen is really nice compared to the 13".

    I don't need the lens right away but thinking of saving some money for investing to a prime lens.
     
  4. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

    rockyroad55

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    If those lens will help you with your line of work later on, I'd consider saving up for it since your computer serves you just fine. Also, the 2010 models were dual core according to everymac. http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...5-2.4-aluminum-15-mid-2010-unibody-specs.html
     

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