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

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    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

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  3. StockDC2 macrumors regular

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    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

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    Yep, good deal. The SSD and RAM are worth the extra.
     

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