answer this, that would be awesome! [second hand late 2010 macbook pro, for 400, worth it?]

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  1. iDennis1994 macrumors member

    iDennis1994

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    I found a second hand macbook pro, late 2010. Its on sale for 400,- is it worth?

    Specs:
    13 inch
    2.3 Intel core processor
    4gb intern memory
    250 gb

    Looks perfect, almost as new. Battery life is 4 hours. Etc etc.
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

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    Would be better deal if it had an SSD and not a spinner for the HDD. It can still be updated to the current OS as well. I own three of these and they all have SSD's. Makes them much quicker, plus mine all have 8GB RAM. Still a worthy machine and easy to replace the HDD. If you can afford to spend a little extra after the fact.

    With a new drive you will get a couple more years out of it. I use mine for some extensive work with Adobe programs and it runs just fine. It is worth it, even if you replace the HDD in the near future.
     
  3. iDennis1994 thread starter macrumors member

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    I wont be Using it for heavy gaming or something. I got my high end gaming rig for that. I fell in love with Apple since my iPad 4,such a beautiful and fast product. Could that MacBook atleast run YouTube video's in hd? Like i said no heavy gaming,maybe like Facebook games,or oldschool runescape. :)
     
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    Probably close to fait market value - not a steal
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

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    Sure can. My son is big into the YouTube video's. And my wife play's the Facebook games on mine occasionally without issue. Should easily handle what you need it for.
     
  6. iDennis1994 thread starter macrumors member

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    They have installed the latest yosemite on it. Would it be possible if i do a clean install, that would be deleted? Or is that yosemite installed on there forever? Lol sorry for these questions, im a windows user.. :p
     
  7. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I own one of these laptops. I believe the original hard drive may be 5400 rpm.

    Updated to a Crucial SSD (removed the optical drive and installed a caddy for another smaller older SSD too).

    This thing is pretty quick.
    I paid on the top range of $400 for mine but the machine is in near mint condition, one owner.

    If you do not own Yosemite in your Apple ID then there is no way for you to "buy" it.
     
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    I bought the 2010 MBP refurbished from Apple in 2011 and now has a lot of mileage, but still runs great. At the moment it has a 128GB SSD running El Capitan in the spot of the removed optical drive and a 1TB 7200rpm HD drive for storage in the normal HD tray. Runs all excellent. You can buy all this extra (SSD, HD & tray) for less than $100 if you are looking for the right deals.

    If you wipe the laptop clean, yes, Yosemite will be gone, but you can do an internet system install which will most likely now be El Capitan, which is fine for this machine.
     
  9. iDennis1994 thread starter macrumors member

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    Adam, what do you mean 'i cant buy it'? So when i receive the laptop, i cant login or something? Also, if i do a clean install what os Will be on the laptop then?
     
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    If you did not "get" Yosemite from Apple store when it was available for "purchase" (the app is free) then you will not be able to download it now.
    It needs to be in your purchase history.
     
  11. iDennis1994 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, its not in my purchase history. So when I get the laptop, I need to do a clean install to get rid of the yosemite? Also, What OS is on the laptop, after the clean install?
     
  12. charlyham macrumors regular

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    I looked on www.everymac.com and found a mid2010 mbp with 2.4ghz core duo and it shipped with SnowLeopard (OSX 10.6.3). It will however run the latest El Capitan. I didn't see any listing for a late 2010 mbp.
     
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    have you tried negotiating for a lower price? can't hurt if you don't ask...
     
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    Machine will run special flavor of 10.6.3 (from the system specific gray DVD)
    It will run 10.11 El Capitan
     
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