Would this really be an upgrade?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Stokes, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Stokes macrumors regular

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    Currently, I have a 2.4ghz Macbook. It's in great shape and has served me well.

    I have an opportunity to by a 15" MacBook Pro, but it's an older model... the A1286, also with a 2.4ghz processor.

    I really like the unibody, and I like the slightly bigger machine... but I really, really like that it should have a back lite keyboard.

    I can buy the used Pro for $800. I should be able to recover a lot of that by selling off my white book and the extra NIB battery I have for it.

    Think I'd really be upgrading, or just pushing stuff around for no reason?
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    $800 sounds like an incredible deal to me if its a 2.4 unibody...

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-2.4-aluminum-15-late-2008-unibody-specs.html

    You most likely would not see any day to day speed increase -- but start working on some more robust graphic stuff and you will...

    I would do it, I bet you can sell your Macbook for really close to $800 if you make a nice ad with a lot of pictures and very clear desciptions of whats included.
     
  3. scottness macrumors 65816

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    I'd say that's a good upgrade. Especially if you're into video, etc.
     

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