Would you do this trade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by olaeke, May 28, 2010.

  1. olaeke macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacPro (early 2008) with 8x2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, nVidia 8800.

    Would it be a fare trade to switch that machine against a MacBookPro5,2, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 17", 500GB HD.

    Or would I get screwed if I want ahead with this trade?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    No way, Mac Pro is a lot better and costs more.
     
  3. cas85 macrumors regular

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    no way, sell the mac pro if you're really intent on getting rid of it. if you don't need the mobility all you're doing is losing computing power, and since you bought the mac pro in the first place, maybe mobility isn't as important.

    is keeping the mac pro and saving for a MBP of some kind an option?

    just my $.02
     
  4. rywat macrumors member

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    As the above poster said, the Mac Pro is worth more than the Macbook Pro. Personally, I would never "trade" a computer with someone, even if they were a close friend. You never know the history of the computer you're getting, and if they screw up the computer you trade to them they might blame you for trading them a faulty computer.

    If you really want a Macbook Pro I would suggest selling your Mac Pro and using that money to buy one.
     
  5. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Keep the Mac Pro and get a second-hand notebook if you want to get a portable.
     
  6. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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  7. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    The new i5 MBPS apparently out perform the 2.8ghz C2D of yesteryear. So yeah, I would hold on to the Mac Pro and either get a cheaper MacBook that you know will be slower or wait to get a newer corei series MBP.
     
  8. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    You'd certainly be the one coming off worst in that trade, don't do it. I wound't trade that spec MacPro for an i7 MBP, let alone a C2D 2.8GHz one.
     
  9. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe if you really need to be portable, and the Mac Pro does not make sense anymore for you. Selling separately would be better, or some cash needs to come along with the MBP.
     
  10. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    only benefit is portability. so if your not looking to travel or lounge around your house with a computer. then the trade is horrible. a mac pro compared to a mbp is like a bmw 3 series to a bmw M3. both nice, but the mac pro is a notch or 2 better (prob more) but anyways, stay with the mac pro!
     
  11. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    1) Sell the Mac Pro
    2) Buy a new i5 or i7 Macbook pro
    3) drink beers with the money you didn't throw away.
     
  12. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    This is the ideal trade.
     
  13. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    What if you reeeeeaaally like beer?
     
  14. Jarcrew macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing you weren't the one who suggested that trade, dude.

    +1 for selling the Mac Pro and spending the extra cash on gold bars or whatever your thing is.
     
  15. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    That's a really bad trade, think better about it. Better sell the pro and get a new MBP.
     

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