BUYING REFURB. MBP. HELP WITH ADVISING. thx.

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  1. bluemango macrumors newbie

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    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
    $1,359.00
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    Im just confused, usb 3.0 is tempting....
     

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