15" MBP mid 2014 - any known problems?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MarvinHC, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    Somebody locally sells a mid 2014 15" MBP for what I think is a good price.

    Specs like this: i7 2.2 GHZ, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-iris-only-mid-2014-retina-display-specs.html

    Are there any known issues with that model year, anything to particularly look out for (apart from the normal checks one does when buying second hand)? I used to own a 2008 15" Pro and while I love the 11" Air for travelling, for picture editing this big retina screen and a bit more processing power would be nice.

    What would you consider a good price for it?

    Thanks for all comments, hints, opinions... :)
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    A good price on second hand macs depends entirely on where you are. I see you are in Singapore so many here have no idea what the second hand market is like for you.

    To give you some idea it's about $200 - $300 US more for a second hand Mac in England compared to the USA and far more in Australia say.
     
  3. MarvinHC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    I am actually in China and I know the prices worldwide differ. But here prices are around US prices (since it is easy to buy one in HK where the prices are +/- USA). So any indication can be helpful :)
     
  4. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Mid 2015 rMBP-15", which I purchased last November, and have had no issues with it.

    M
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    I have the same year, dGPU, 16GB. So far, so good. But I have only had mine since June 2016. Go a 250+ discount from the Apple price on Amazon.
     
  6. MarvinHC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Follow up question: The deal is less good than I thought it was, the battery is already at 700 cycles...

    If one of you has coconut battery installed, can you please tell me what the 'design capacity' of this battery is?
    Just want to know how close to 80% it is. It has one year AppleCare left - you think if the capacity drops below 80% soon, it will be replaced free of charge?

    (as much as I like the design of the new retinas, it is really a royal PITA that one cannot change the battery anymore and Apple charges $200 ... )
     

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