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myusername
October 14th, 2010, 06:27 PM
I'm trading my brand new 16gb wifi iPad, case, and camera connection kit (all of which totaled to $630) for a 2.4ghz MacBook (early 2008 model 4,1). Am I getting ripped off or would you say this is a fair trade?

kaldor
October 14th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Do it. ffs do it!

I'd take a Mac over an iPad any day. OS X in all its glory along with a Linux distro if you need it.

myusername
October 14th, 2010, 06:44 PM
That's what I'm thinking. But iWork for iPad is SOOO awesome

Zzl1xndd
October 14th, 2010, 06:45 PM
I would say it depends on what you are going to be using the device for. Older MacBooks tend to have a good resale value, so Dollar per Dollar probably not much lost.

The real question here is do you need/want a MacBook an iPad? Do you need a real laptop or a consumption device?

For me I would take the iPad as I almost never use my Laptop, but I do surf the web a lot in the living room with my Android phone, so something a little bigger that I left in my living room would be great.

KiwiNZ
October 14th, 2010, 06:47 PM
The Macbook is 2 years + old. Current new price for a 2.4GHZ is $999.00. Take into account wear and tear depreciation etc approx value of the one you have been offered around $200 to $300.

I wouldn't but value is in the hands of the beholder.

myusername
October 14th, 2010, 06:54 PM
The Macbook is 2 years + old. Current new price for a 2.4GHZ is $999.00. Take into account wear and tear depreciation etc approx value of the one you have been offered around $200 to $300.

I wouldn't but value is in the hands of the beholder.

I've seen the same model on ebay and craigslist go for $600+. I bought the iPad because I didn't have enough money for a MacBook. I need flash and some sort of office program for school and I've always wanted a MacBook. The iPad is awesome but I guess the novelty just wore off. I've had it less than a week.

Well, I guess I kinda answered my own question. I guess I was just looking for some sort of approval. Thanks guys

Roasted
October 14th, 2010, 08:36 PM
iPads suck.

Yes, do it. Don't be foolish.

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October 14th, 2010, 10:29 PM
You're getting a fashion accessory that is also a real computer in exchange for a fashion accessory. Sounds like a good deal to me.

nothingspecial
October 14th, 2010, 10:57 PM
The Macbook is 2 years + old. Current new price for a 2.4GHZ is $999.00. Take into account wear and tear depreciation etc approx value of the one you have been offered around $200 to $300.

I wouldn't but value is in the hands of the beholder.

Exactly!

Once you have paid for something (personally, if you are not commercially involved), then the value of something you own, is it`s value to you.

It`s value is also what some one else will pay for it.

Weather you keep it or not is weather the difference makes the loss of it worthwhile.