Is this a decent deal for an older macbook pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kmarketing, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I have the chance to get an older unibody aluminum macbook pro for $650. I haven't had one in a while so I'm not sure if this is a good value or not. I'm hoping you can give me some advice.

    It's for the 13 inch model 2.26ghz, stock - 2gb memory, 160gb, etc.

    It hasn't been used much at all - some light scratches, but nothing major. The battery has less than 20 cycles on it. It's just for the macbook pro and the charger. I know the person who is selling it, but he lost/got rid of the box etc. as he moved, but he's honest. Unfortunately the warranty has expired.

    Do you think this is a decent deal, or do you think that the newer models are worth the extra cost?

    Thanks!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That sounds like a pretty good deal to me, I'd go for it. You may want to spend the extra few bucks to get 4GB ram and/or a bigger hard drive
     
  3. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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  4. brucem91 macrumors 6502

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    $650 for that, I would get it. Though the lack of warranty scares me. However, (as I recently experienced), the most likely that will ever break will be the HDD, or possibly SuperDrive. HDD is super easy and cheapish to replace, and the superdrive is a little more complicated but still doable. I also agree that you may want to upgrade to 4 GB of RAM. My stepdad is currently rocking my old 2.0 GHz MBu 2 GB RAM, and I loved the thing when I had it. The 13" is very nice for travel.
     

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