2010 MBP in 2017?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Trippyboyy, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Trippyboyy macrumors newbie


    Aug 20, 2017
    so I plan on getting a mid 2010 MacBook Pro and An older iPad for $550. I don’t know what iPad nor do I really care because I’m getting it mainly for the MacBook. The specs of the MacBook are as follows

    15” display
    2TB HDD
    2.40 gHz intel core i5
    8GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Ram
    Nvidia Geforce GT 330m 256mb
    Intel HD Graphics 288mb

    I plan on using it for video editing and photoshop, as well as basic internet browsing. But never any of them at the same time. (But would be good to know if it could handle browsing and editing at the same time...) would this be good for me? I have a PC to do most of my editing work but when I’m on the go I’d like to have something that I can use to edit and upload to YouTube. So I was just wondering if this machine was capable of doing so without me wanting to brake the thing :) thanks!

    It’s also running MacOS Sierra

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  2. EugW macrumors 601


    Jun 18, 2017
    Can't say for sure without knowing which iPad it is, but overall it's probably not a great deal, since the MBP has no SSD or Retina screen.
  3. EmlynDewar macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Chengdu, China
    If you're spending $550 I feel you should look for a MacBook on it's own without the iPad bundled in, you'll get a better deal.
    I'm not sure what the resale values are in the US, but I'd never consider spending that amount on a 7 year old system.

    It would be capable of doing what you require though!
  4. toddzrx macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    Um, no offense, but wrong forum.

    That said, I would think you'd want a more up to date machine for video editing. Not that I do any.
  5. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Check how many battery cycles. If it's the original battery, the battery life is going to be fairly short.

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