First gen Macbook (retina)...worth fixing?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by linkgx1, May 29, 2018.

  1. linkgx1 macrumors 68000

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    So I got my mom a 2015 (I think) Macbook when it was on sale March of 2016. She's shattered the display. Now she doesn't want to pay the $500 to fix it. Now I'm thinking about using the Macbook (don't have a personal one just a work one) for programming, app devleopment/ web design.

    Would it be worth fixing the display at this point? I can do everything else on it if it's hooked up to a display.
     
  2. EugW macrumors 603

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    Are you OK with the speed and the keyboard? Which CPU?

    I really didn't like the keyboard and the 2015 entry level's CPU isn't very fast. Fine for light surfing and email but when I was playing with one it felt a big sluggish at times. (The 2017 m3 feels noticeably faster.)

    If you know it will be completely fixed for $500, then I'd probably do it, although if I were a web/app designer I'm not sure I'd want to use that full time.
     
  3. objektør macrumors regular

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    How is the battery? You can't fix that yourself and might cost you at least another $200 soon.
     
  4. robvas macrumors 68030

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  5. SnacksGU macrumors 6502

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  6. FilmIndustryGuy macrumors regular

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    plug it up to a 4k monitor and bluetooth a quality keyboard to it. wait until the 2018 macbook comes out and buy a 2017 used at a discount
     

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