Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bluemango, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. bluemango macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2012
    I'm going to buy a refurb. MBP for Final Cut Pro and Photoshop applications.

    It would be great if you guys could tell me if this is a good one or not.

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel i7
    Originally released October 2011
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory 1and AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory

    I will upgrade mem and hard drive.

    Just want to know if its a good deal for the pricing and running video editing.
  2. ivoruest macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2010
    Yes it is. I would suggest looking for a Hi-Res Screen if there is one for a similar price. It will come usefull for photo editing on your laptop.
  3. lazaro macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    its a good machine i had bought a refurb but returned it for a new one but i ran Photoshop and logic pro good just upgrade the ram
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Well the new equivalent model is 1799, so $440 savings. I don't consider the processor upgrade and USB 3.0 to be worth 440, so I'd call it a good deal. Refurb store offers are generally a good deal, as long as it's for a product with the right features for you.
  5. r98266 macrumors member

    May 18, 2012
    Looks great, especially since you're going to up the RAM and hard drive anyway.
  6. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010

    I have the same MBP. I upgraded the RAM and installed an SSD. When I purchased mine refurbs were not available. At that price I think it's a good deal and wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger if I were still in the market. It will easily handle the things you are planning on using it for. I'm sure you're aware that the refurbs carry the same warranty as a new machine and often have undergone additional testing. I say go for it before someone else snaps it up.
  7. purplekush604 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Can the 2012 13" macbook pro handle photoshop and final cut pro, or equivalent, for video editing? Thanks
  8. Southernboyj macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    It can, obviously though the quad-core processors are only in the 15" (or 17" 2011s) which would be faster. But to be honest, I think $1,300 for a quad-core 15" 2011 model is a better deal than $1,200 for a 13" 2012 model.
  9. purplekush604 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Im just confused, usb 3.0 is tempting....

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