Is this a good deal on a 15" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by erea, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. erea macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2012
    Hi All,

    Look for a new MacBook, and decided I'd look at the used market.

    I found a used, late-2011, 15" MBP for $1500 with the following specs:

    • 2.4GHz Core i7 (4x2, 4GHZ)
    • 750GB HDD (Aufrpeis)
    • 4GB RAM (all original)
    • the larger graphics card with 1024MB VRAM
    • display 1440x900
    • only 44 charge cycles
    • AppleCare until May 5th 2015
    • Original charger and box

    I have always been a 13" MBP guy, but the 15" MBP intrigues me.

    Is this a good deal or should I keep looking?

  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    You can do much-much better buying new. Amazon has 15" cMBP @ $1709 (new) and they also have used 15" cMBP.
  3. Applefanboy8153 macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    I wouldnt go for it as a new cmbp is just 200 $ more. Also you would have to upgrade the RAM sooner or later, that translates into another 50 $. 1300 may be a better deal.
  4. erea thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2012
    Good to know guys. I did compare it to the amazon prices, the only thing that made me think it was an ok deal is that there is 2+ years of Apple care.

    I'm also living in Austria at the moment, so it is way way cheaper than ordering a new cMBP from Apple's Austria site. I will, however, be back in the states in July so I could just hold out until then.
  5. cramazing macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2012
    not a good deal at all, wait until you get to the US and get a 15" rMBP ref for around the same price.
  6. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    I would pay at the most 1200 - although its worth 1300-1350
  7. erea thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2012
    Wow thanks for the input guys. I guess I'm getting too used to the high cost of living here in Austria. I'll just wait until I get back to the states.
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
  9. hackerwayne macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2012
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Not worth it, for $200 more you can get better specs. Else, spent that on a new 13" RMBP. Its awesome!
  10. mykem macrumors regular

    May 20, 2008
    Get a refurbished one from Apple. There's one listed for $1529:

    Originally released June 2012
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution

    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory

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