Most likely I can't convince mum to take any of my laptops right now (she's nit-picky about monitor size so I offered her what would currently be my fastest laptop if expanding the RAM to 8 GB), so I'm trying to lend the laptop that I would eventually lend to mum, to my best friend for now for about 3 years, it's the one I mentioned in the parenthesis in this sentence, it has i7 (propably 1st generation) quad core, Win 8.1, 128 GB SSD and Logos 6.2 with "Now" installed as well as Noet 6.0b, I downloaded added resources to the latter installation a few days ago.
I'm considering choosing between these two Mac laptops:
mid-2012 http://www.tradera.c...book-pro-13-ssd Macbook Pro
CPU: i5 2.5 GHz
RAM: 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Disk: one 120 GB SSD, one 500 GB original HDD.
Trackpad supports gestures.
Mac2sell.net values it today to $835, in Sweden, incl. VAT (which is 25%).
Auction, current bid $384.
late-2007 http://www.blocket.s...2.htm?ca=11&w=1 Macbook Pro
Motherboard changed to a brand new one Winter 2011/2012 on the warranty to a new one in an authorized shop because of a known problem with the graphics of the model.
CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
RAM: expandable to 6 GB, the upgrade costs $129 http://eshop.macsale...Book/Pro/Core2/ ... and that's actually a really good shop so I would order a 3.5" disk to replace a worn out one in an old quad-core Win 8.1 desktop I have plus perhaps something more, from the same store at the same time.
Graphics: 144 MB.
Disk: 240 GB SSD Samsung 830-series and a 320 GB replacement HDD, and another same HDD together with purchase of the used laptop.
Mac2sell.net values it (with the 6 GB RAM) today to $430, incl. VAT (which is 25%).
Price: $305 + some for getting it with the SSD.
Accordance would certainly run on the older machine. On the newer machine I could have version 6 of one of the Faithlife softwares, but disk space is limited so can't install all three. The old machine would take Verbum 5 and Logos 5.
There is also a 17" machine similar to the 2007 one but not with changed motherboard, comes with 8 GB RAM instead, and is from 2009, but the seller isn't replying me, I've written two email, first email very early in the morning Europe-time.
Which Mac would do?