Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by britneyfan, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. britneyfan macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2010
    Selling a 15 inch MacBook Pro with a 2.4 GHz i5 processor, 500GB Hard-drive, 8GB of 1333 MHz DDR3L SDRAM , 8X DL SuperDrive,Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor that shares 384 MB of memory with the system, Facetime HD camera, Thunderbolt.

    Should this last me for two years?
    I want to use Photoshop and Adobe stuff on it. I have a 2010 13" 2.4 gHZ base model with 4gb ram. This one has 8 and I would have already upgraded.

    Can the Applestore test this computer for any malfunctions if we meet there?
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    Whether or not it's a good deal depends on the price.
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Yeah, how much are they selling for? Also I find it odd that they didn't mention the discrete graphics card; only the dedicated one.
  4. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2010
    $650. Ill ask them about the graphics card

    So new photoshop would work good with the newest OS? And antiglare should be good for graphics editing.


    Thanks for the responses though!
  5. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    I would call ahead/set up a genius bar appointment. They should do it.
  6. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    Something isn't right - I don't think there's ever been an i5 15" with HD3000 graphics.
  7. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Those specs don't line up - something is off.
  8. negativzero macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2011
    Yup, as far as I remember 15 inch Pros all come in quad core i7 and discrete graphics cards.

    BTW, the HD 3000 scales with the amount of RAM in the system and with 8GBs or ram its definitely not 384mb of ram for the HD 3000 ;)

    Definitely smell something fishy.
  9. Ccrew, Nov 22, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012

    Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Not to mention a 15" MBP for $650 I'd have to see it and touch it. Sounds like a ship it deal that never comes.

    Mid 2010 MBP 6.2 came with Dual core i5 and Intel graphics w/a secondary Nvidia 330M, so the specs aren't a total flag. Memory speed is 1066 though instead of the stated 1333 The price is a huge flag for me. That's a $8-$900 machine on the market in my area.

    Introduced April 2010
    Discontinued February 2011
    Model Identifier MacBookPro6,2
    Model Number A1286
    Order Number MC371LL/A (2.4), MC372LL/A (2.53), MC373LL/A (2.66 GHz)
    Initial Price $1,799 (2.4 GHz), $1,999 (2.53 GHz), $2,199 (2.66 GHz)
    Support Status Supported
    Case Precision aluminum unibody
    Weight and Dimensions 5.6 lbs., 0.95" H x 14.35" W x 9.82" D

    Processor Intel Core i5 or Core i7 (M 520, M 540, M 620, M 640) ("Arrandale")
    Processor Speed 2.4, 2.53, 2.66, or 2.8 GHz
    Architecture 64-bit
    Number of Cores 2
    Cache 3 MB shared (2.4, 2.53 GHz) 4 MB shared (2.66, 2.8 GHz) L3
    System Bus Intel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 2.5 GT/s

    Storage 320 or 500 GB (5400-rpm SATA), or 500 GB (7200-rpm SATA), or 128, 256, or 512 GB (SSD)
    Media 8x Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    Trackpad Multi-Touch trackpad
    Keyboard Built-in full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys

    Now, all that said? If it's real, you can touch it, and it is in great condition? It's a good deal. Put the $ you save into an SSD and it'll be a fine machine. It's essentially not too far off a current spec 13" yet *should* have a dedicated graphics card that the 13" doesn't have.

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