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alphaod

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The first one if it's a 2011 model and an i7 model, it would be the 2.3GHz configuration. It's the top end model from Early 2011, is quad core and a very capable machine (I have one ;))

The second one as it's a 2.4GHz model i5 with a GT 330M, means it's listed incorrectly. It would be a 2010 model and it's dual core. It is quite a bit slower than the former.

In terms of pricing, the first one is correct that it originally retailed for over $2000. The second however is the base 2010 model which retailed for $1600 (I think), so even with the supposed CS5 software (which by EULA license cannot be transferred since it's a student edition), it's still worth less.

The first one is a much better choice. In terms of what offers you can make, I cannot offer my opinion on that, simply just sellers on CL should not expect eBay-like sales on CL very often.
 
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Naimfan

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The first one if it's a 2011 model and an i7 model, it would be the 2.3GHz configuration. It's the top end model from Early 2011, is quad core and a very capable machine (I have one ;))

Ahem . . .

If you read the "About This Mac" in the second picture, it clearly says 2 GHz . . . which makes it the base Early 2011 15". It is not the top end model from Early 2011. Also, the base 15" Early 2011 came with a 500 GB hard drive, the 2.2 GHz came with a 750 GB drive.
 
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Spink10

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Ahem . . .

If you read the "About This Mac" in the second picture, it clearly says 2 GHz . . . which makes it the base Early 2011 15". It is not the top end model from Early 2011. Also, the base 15" Early 2011 came with a 500 GB hard drive, the 2.2 GHz came with a 750 GB drive.

This guy is right one - its the base 15 - retailed for $1799 - The high end retails for 2199 and selling on eBay for 14xx-15xx. I have one im trying to sell so I have checked prices. I would image the base 2011 early 15 goes for around 12xx - maybe 13xx

You can purchase a "Like New" high end early 15 from Amazon Deals for 1484 no tax - Then ask AppleCare to move the purchase date so you get a full year warranty - You also have 30 days to return no restocking fee. This computer are almost Brand New. Dont know your price range. But if your buying used I suggest Amazon Warehouse Deals. If you want more info about it let me know. I follow prices and can give you some more info.

Dont pay asking price for either one of those deals - plus you have no recourse after sale.
 
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EIGHTYTHREE

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You can purchase a "Like New" high end early 15 from Amazon Deals for 1484 no tax - Then ask AppleCare to move the purchase date so you get a full year warranty - You also have 30 days to return no restocking fee. This computer are almost Brand New. Dont know your price range. But if your buying used I suggest Amazon Warehouse Deals. If you want more info about it let me know. I follow prices and can give you some more info.

Dont pay asking price for either one of those deals - plus you have no recourse after sale.

Great advice, nailed it....especially the last line...when spending that kind of loot, go with a retailer with a return process. It eases the potential buyers remoarse.
 
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alphaod

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Ahem . . .

If you read the "About This Mac" in the second picture, it clearly says 2 GHz . . . which makes it the base Early 2011 15". It is not the top end model from Early 2011. Also, the base 15" Early 2011 came with a 500 GB hard drive, the 2.2 GHz came with a 750 GB drive.

My bad. In my own defense the picture is pretty blurry. :p
 
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pizzafootbal

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So, I looked at the Geekbench scores for you:

the i5 had a score of 4874, while the quad core had a score of 8756.

Just for reference, good luck!
 
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