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crashwins
Jan 6, 2013, 12:02 PM
About to buy a used MBA 11" with the 2.0ghz i7 upgrade, 8GB RAM, and 256GB HD for $800 and it's mint. Good deal? It's like $1675 on Apple's website. I will be using it at home exclusively with an external and wondering if it could handle Lightroom well and Photoshop? My old 13" MBP did and it didn't have the same power under the hood! Thanks



phuocsandiego
Jan 6, 2013, 12:14 PM
You've answered both of your own questions but in a word, "Yes" to both of them.

crashwins
Jan 6, 2013, 12:22 PM
Ha. I guess I did. I've never bought a used Air before so I wasn't so sure if that was a good deal -- seemed bloody great to me, but I wanted to defer to the experts here on the forums. Also, I'm new to using Geekbench scores and this one clocks in over 7000, which seems much higher than the MBP I had. Wasn't sure how reliable these are.

KPOM
Jan 6, 2013, 12:48 PM
That's a really great price. Almost too good since the refurbs are still going for $1399. Do you know why the seller priced it so low? Is there cosmetic damage?

coldjeanzzz
Jan 6, 2013, 01:57 PM
I would be careful with something like this. Apple computers do not sell for half price unless there is something very wrong with it or it's stolen. Unless you're buying it off a friend in desperate need of cash I don't see how this is legitimate.

crashwins
Jan 6, 2013, 02:42 PM
I agree. The price does seem super low -- hard to believe. Every so often you come across someone who just doesn't care about re-sale, though -- it happens, but I'm definitely careful.

Bear
Jan 6, 2013, 02:46 PM
About to buy a used MBA 11" with the 2.0ghz i7 upgrade, 8GB RAM, and 256GB HD for $800 and it's mint. Good deal? It's like $1675 on Apple's website. I will be using it at home exclusively with an external and wondering if it could handle Lightroom well and Photoshop? My old 13" MBP did and it didn't have the same power under the hood! ThanksThe only thing I would look at is if the 11" Air is too small for you.

coldjeanzzz
Jan 6, 2013, 02:50 PM
I agree. The price does seem super low -- hard to believe. Every so often you come across someone who just doesn't care about re-sale, though -- it happens, but I'm definitely careful.

Where are you purchasing it from if you don't mind me asking

crashwins
Jan 6, 2013, 02:51 PM
I'd be using an external, though - it should pump out a great resolution to a 22", no? Does anyone have any thoughts on using this for Aperture/Lightroom? Should be plenty quick I'd think

crashwins
Jan 6, 2013, 03:42 PM
Craigslist - never had a problem with CL for used MBs. I'm in a quasi-rural area of 30K ppl.

crashwins
Jan 8, 2013, 06:40 AM
Well, this experience has rekindled my faith in Craigslist. Just got the maximum upgrade for the 11" for just $800 and the damn thing looks new! Unbelievable. Xmas came later this year for me :)

Wokis
Jan 8, 2013, 08:16 AM
Well, this experience has rekindled my faith in Craigslist. Just got the maximum upgrade for the 11" for just $800 and the damn thing looks new! Unbelievable. Xmas came later this year for me :)

Technically it's a new year so actually it arrived very early :)

Good price for that model, though. Very good. Congratulations!