Early 2011 macbook pro, loaded but dated...price check.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gochi, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. gochi macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
    Early 15.4 Macbook pro running at 2.0 GHZ quad core

    the bad:
    - amd radeon 6490m GPU at only 256mb gddr5

    the good:

    -crucial 512gb ssd
    -16gb ram
    -1680x1050 hi res screen

    for $1050.

    Is this a steal, or just a good deal? thanks.
  2. gochi thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
  3. StockDC2 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2011
    It's a good deal.

    The SSD is probably worth around $250 and the memory around $100. You have to take into consideration that the SSD is replacing a 500GB hard drive (or thereabouts) that would be in the computer otherwise. I'd put a value of $50 on the 500GB hard drive.

    Not sure how much memory that system comes with from the factory but if it's 8GB, then another 8GB would cost you around $50.

    So the total benefits of the upgrades would be $350-$100 which would give you $250. Deduct $250 from the price and you get $800 for the base system. It's a good deal but nothing stellar.
  4. Phildo macrumors member


    Nov 14, 2011
    Perth, Western Australia
    Yep, good deal. The SSD and RAM are worth the extra.

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