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terry007

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May 27, 2010
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Hi I am looking to purchase a used MacBook Pro and came across three used ones .I don't know much about them and I m mostly interested in Logic Pro and Final Cut .They both comes with those software .Which one sounds like a better deal ? Thank you

-Like Brand New 2019 Edition Apple Macbook Pro Retina Touchbar model laptop. 13” inch retina screen. 3.1ghz 256gb ssd 16gb ram
comes with Microsoft word, power point , excel, office, adobe light-room, bridge , final cut pro , logic pro x , photo editing programs as well as music programs . $600
or
-LATEST MacBook Pro 13” /TOUCH BAR/RETINA 2.9GHz 512GB /45 BAT CYC/Extra PAID Programs. Excellent condition, No issues of any kind. Clean condition No Scratches Or Dents. Comes with charger. COMES WITH LOGIC PRO X, FINAL CUT PRO, ADOBE, MICROSOFT WORD, MICROSOFT EXCEL, FULL MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE $675
or

LATEST 2020/21 Apple MacBook Air/Touch ID/Retina “M1 Chip” Super Charged. 8GB/256GB/9 BAT CYCLE/Apple Care Till Nov/2023/ With Extra Paid Programs. ( BRAND NEW IN THE BOX) APPLE CARE WARRANTY TILL NOV-26/2023 Clean condition No Scratches Comes with charger AND Following PAID PROG’S. LOGIC PRO X, FINAL CUT PRO, ADOBE, MICROSOFT WORD, MICROSOFT EXCEL, FULL MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE $725

Thank you so much
 

velocityg4

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The last one is the best. But there is no way that software isn't pirated. Which means you can't clean install the OS without losing it. It also means that you have to trust that someone who is unscrupulous enough to put pirated software on a computer for sale and act like it is above board. Is also honest enough to not put any sort of tracking software on the computer.

If you want software. Pay for it or use free/open source alternatives.
 

Fishrrman

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I wouldn't buy ANY of those.

Buy something from the Apple online refurbished store:

Then you'll KNOW what you're getting.
(and you get a 1-year warranty, too)
 

Basic75

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The last one is the best.
Just 8GB of RAM for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro?

But you are quite right, this does all look like pirated software that will probably not update after OP changes to his Apple ID, or not even install again after factory resetting the computer, which should definitely be done with a second hand computer!
 
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terry007

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Thank you guys . I did not think 🤔 of that . I do not want pirated software on my computer - I will visit the Apple Store -
 
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theMarble

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I would never buy the 2019's. They are plagued by a flawed keyboard design that will fail multiple times and a weak display cable that easily tears. Also, they thermal throttle heavily and get extremely hot fast. Loud fans too.

M1 MBA is the way to go if you want a cheap Mac laptop.
 
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terry007

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Thank you guys . I did not think 🤔 of that . I do not want pirated software on my computer - I will visit the Apple Store
 
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velocityg4

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Just 8GB of RAM for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro?

But you are quite right, this does all look like pirated software that will probably not update after OP changes to his Apple ID, or not even install again after factory resetting the computer, which should definitely be done with a second hand computer!
I just get the impression Op is more likely just learning the programs. Which 8GB will suffice for learning, fiddling and putting some stuff up on Tiktok and YouTube.
 
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