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NightCrawler 10-19-2009 01:48 PM

MacBook-MacBook Pro trade-off
Hey guys!
(almost typed hai guise :P)

Okay, long story short:

a former co-worker and I i considering switching laptops... He's getting a new one from his work number 2, and his GF is getting a new one from his job, and his mom needs a new lappy (this is where my MacBook comes in).

I have a late 2007 MacBook with these specs:
2.16 Core 2 Duo
120 GB HDD
3 GB Ram
Battery still at full capacity! :D
(actually, battery capacity has gone UP a bit :P)

His MacBook Pro is:
Early 2006
1.83 Core Duo
160 GB HDD
1 GB ram
ATI X1600 128 MB graphics
VERY poor battery! Lasts like, 20 mins
(extra bonus question: what battery do I need for this model? Ive googled like forever but come up empty handed)

Sho ld i switch with him? Will i see any significally boost in terms of graphics performance?
(i mainly use my MacBook for Illustrator, Photoshop, iTunes and World Of Warcraft)

Cheers, Frederik :)
(sorry, for any typo's and grammar errors... My wirtten english is not what it used to be:P)

Sur3Mac 10-19-2009 02:36 PM

I would think twice about making that trade... What if you're not satisfied.
I bet your friend isn't gonna trade you back.

You're gonna have to sell it for a lot less than you'd get for the MacBook.

Just something to think about.

NightCrawler 10-19-2009 02:48 PM

Well... You're totally right on that note... Hmm, but the again, its only gonna be temporary, as im saving up for a iMac or Mac Pro

Pros for the trade:
Backlit keyboard
Getter graphics
15" screen
Brighter screen
More HDD space

Have to spend $$$ on a new battery
Less ram

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