is this a steal or just a good deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gochi, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. gochi macrumors 6502

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    macbook pro 17" 2010 core i5 4gb, 500gb HD

    apple care till feb 2014

    no box/cd/manual

    good condition, 340 battery cycles, 80% battery health.

    for a whopping $900.
     
  2. Essenar macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know man. I mean I know it's a 17" and people seem to get glittery eyes over them but it's 2 year old hardware. Is that Sandy Bridge?

    It's a good deal in the sense that, it's probably worth more than $900 but is it really worth more than $900? To you, at least?
     
  3. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    I hate 17"-ers, always did. They're just so clunky
     
  4. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Meh.

    Pre-SandyBridge model prices are, and should be, dropping off the cliff at this point. They're limited to 8GB, SATA II, and don't have Thunderbolt.
     
  5. vpro macrumors 65816

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    what ?!

    are you serious?

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    save your money go shop on Apple's refurb page, or if you really want that one make a counter offer of no more than 750 for it.
     
  6. imlovinit macrumors 6502

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    I would shop around more and decide what specs you really want.. There are much better deals out there.
     
  7. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    Kinda. What's the fuss about 17"-ers?
     
  8. desmotesta macrumors member

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    It all depends on a lot of factors.

    17" MBP are getting harder and harder to find, especially those with some applecare left on them. I was in the market myself for the last few months and decided to go for a Refurb'd Sandy bridge (early 2011 with i7 Quad). I paid extra because I needed my laptop to be able to render/process HD Home videos and a LOT of photo editing.

    Although I am sure the late 2010 with i5 MAY have been good enough, I paid extra to play it safe and to be able to have 16 GB of RAM.

    IF you need the laptop for usual laptop use, email/surf/school work etc the 2010 model for $750-$800 WITH Applecare IS a steal.

    You have to decide what your needs are and if the hardware you are buying will support that for at least 2-3 years.

    IF you decided on a refurb'd Sandy bridge, you will have to spend at least $1899+tax + $300 for applecare
     
  9. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    As a reference point, I sold a 2008 17" with upgraded memory & hdd for $550 this past spring. I had it on Craigslist and sold it in a day.

    If you need the 17" screen, it doesn't sound out of reason. I loved the big screen but hated the bulk and weight.
     
  10. teribithia macrumors member

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    Too expensive for a 2 years old MBP, if you like 17" it may be a good deal.

    You can view the used price in Apple store .
     

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