Jan 5th, 2011, 09:43 PM
I would like some input if you don't mind giving a few minutes.
Are these two computers comparable in value for a trade?
If not, which is worth more?
20" Intel Imac 2Ghz core 2 duo, 120g hard drive, 1g ram, superdrive
13" black macbook 2.2Ghz core 2 duo, 120g hard drive, 1g ram, superdrive
thanks, I am thinking of trading but not sure if it is fair value.
Jan 5th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Keep the imac. laptops wear out faster and the battery is probably half-dead. Those fancy magnetic buggers apple ships also wear out quickly. You might also be one of those lucky ones and get the macbooks that shipped with bad hard disks. Oh and the laptop cdrom seems to go quick too.
Jan 5th, 2011, 11:14 PM
so it sounds like the opinions are the imac over the macbook
Jan 5th, 2011, 11:58 PM
imo if the blackbook is in excellent condition (cosmetic & mechanical) it's worth more.
Jan 6th, 2011, 06:48 AM
depending on the users usage patterns and eventual hardware failure this may become a factor:
It is much easier to replace or upgrade the hard disk in the blackbook.
But if you never need or want to replace or upgrade that HD then it isn't relevant.
Jan 6th, 2011, 07:33 AM
sounds like two for imac two for macbook?
Jan 6th, 2011, 10:30 PM
he is looking for a macbook, I am considering getting an imac
his 3yrs mine 2.5yrs
Jan 6th, 2011, 10:31 PM
think I could do better, or could he, both are in excellent condition, mine has 30 days left of AC
Jan 6th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Keep the iMac. As I said, they age better. The blackbook is probably going to have something fail if it hasn't already. My whitebook from '07 has had its hdd replaced, top case replaced twice, fan replaced and the dvdrom is dead. Granted all of the replacements were free out of warranty but still.
Jan 26th, 2011, 08:34 AM
If you need a desktop then the iMac is worth more!
If you need a laptop then the MacBook is worth more!
Simple isn't it!