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Is it worth it to sell the 17" for a new 15"?
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KeriVit
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Sep 17, 2003, 07:58 PM
 
I'm not sure. I've been debating for a while... Is this 17" too big? I tend to pick up my iBook alot more often for the little things. The 15" has a larger hard drive. My goal was always to get an external monitor for the big stuff. I tend not to want to drag around the 17" all the time. Let's say I break even, is it a lateral move aside from the size, or should I just stick with the 17" and not risk regret?

I know AssassyN traded, but he's on campus- I'm just a workin' girl...

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Sep 18, 2003, 10:02 AM
 
I sold my 17" on ebay yesterday to get the new 15".
I really liked the 17" but it was just too big for me. The 15" has a bigger hard drive which also made it worth it to me.
My new powerbook shipped and I should get it on Monday.
     
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Sep 18, 2003, 05:55 PM
 
For me.... NO. But for you, sure if you think the 17inch is too big for you.

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Sep 18, 2003, 06:01 PM
 
Do it! The new 15 is the best thing in the PB line in my opinion. I'm going to sell my 12 and buy a new 15 superdrive.
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Sep 19, 2003, 07:20 AM
 
You should be able to trade straght across financially. You'll lose 2 inches but gain a little speed, larger hard drive, more ram capacity and brand new. Wow, that almost tempts me but , oh, how I love my 17. The 17 is maybe a little heavy for girls.
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Sep 19, 2003, 07:38 AM
 
Originally posted by bluejam:
You should be able to trade straght across financially. You'll lose 2 inches but gain a little speed, larger hard drive, more ram capacity and brand new. Wow, that almost tempts me but , oh, how I love my 17. The 17 is maybe a little heavy for girls.
No its not fair to say it has less ram capacity and you can upgrade hard drive,

okay you got me I do agree it is a little heavy for the girly-man

but hey why are people asking permission to do as they wish... get a new 15" GO for it!

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Sep 19, 2003, 08:00 AM
 
New 15": 80 Gig hard drive, 1.25 Gz G4, USB 2.0, and I think upgradable RAM to 2 Gigs.
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Sep 19, 2003, 08:08 AM
 
Originally posted by bluejam:
New 15": 80 Gig hard drive, 1.25 Gz G4, USB 2.0, and I think upgradable RAM to 2 Gigs.
old 17" can also have up to 2 Gigs of ram

Just put 2 - 1gig modules in the thing

so the answer is no not worth it all that much

Just do it and be happy
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Sep 19, 2003, 08:31 AM
 
I stand corrected on the RAM but I didn't know you can upgrade the hard drive. Care to elaborate? How much $, etc.
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Sep 19, 2003, 08:33 AM
 
Originally posted by bluejam:
I stand corrected on the RAM but I didn't know you can upgrade the hard drive. Care to elaborate? How much $, etc.
at the same link you will see the 80HD and price ($249)
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Sep 19, 2003, 09:28 AM
 
Considering you'd come out next to even financially, I'd say go for it. You'll lose some inches, but gain some mobility...plus a bunch of new features. Go for it
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Sep 19, 2003, 11:41 AM
 
Originally posted by AssassyN:
Considering you'd come out next to even financially, I'd say go for it. You'll lose some inches, but gain some mobility...plus a bunch of new features. Go for it
Yeah likewise. . . only if you don't mind the trouble that you'll be going through.
     
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Sep 20, 2003, 12:41 AM
 
This is exactly what I am doing. I had to have one for school so I bought the 17" about 4 weeks ago. It was a requirement for my degree. So far we havent used them yet, so my 17" has about 20 hours on it, and I can't take it back. I am selling it on ebay for a new one. The new radeon card is worth the hassle for me. Besides, I signed up for ADC so it's only $2000.
     
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Sep 20, 2003, 01:58 AM
 
The new 15 is sweet. Highly recommended. If you can get the right price for the 17" Rev. A, then I'd do it.
     
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Sep 21, 2003, 03:06 PM
 
Thanks all. I've invested a few days in REALLY trying to use this thing. I do use it more. But when it comes to even just going out on my porch, it's just too awkward. Plus I have a bad back and I can't even stand up from my chair while holding it. Let's see how it goes. If I can't break even, I'll reconsider.

I wanna clean it up a little- no scratches, just marks. What do you reccommend so I can get it ready for its new owner.
     
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Sep 21, 2003, 03:29 PM
 
i got a chance to play with a 17"-er recently and as much as i loved it, i think it's a tad too large for me to carry around on a daily basis. the 15" is the way to go.
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Sep 21, 2003, 03:49 PM
 
anyone wanna trade me their 15" for a 12" ?

come on!
you know you want to...

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Sep 21, 2003, 03:58 PM
 
Because I am happy with my 17" I would rather see the big picture and wait for the G5 Powerbook which some say will be arriving at the end of next year. But the 17" may be to big for a woman, depending on her size and strength. For me it's a no brainer; I really feel I would be dissappointed trading down to a smaller machine and the new version 17" at this time just is not enough of an improvement over my "old" 17".
     
   
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