Is this MacBook Pro a good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by serenitey, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. serenitey macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2009

    I have come across a refurbished MacBook Pro laptop with the following Specifications:
    Display: 15-inch LCD
    Processor: 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    System memory: 2GB
    Hard drive: 120GB
    Optical drive: DVDRW
    Sound: Speakers, microphone/headphone jack
    Network: Integrated 10/100 LAN
    Operating system: Apple OS X Tiger

    for a little over $1000. Assuming this laptop works, is this a good deal? I am a new Mac user wanting to change from a pc.

    Any advice would be appreciated!

    Thank you!
  2. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    When was it manufactured? It helps to know the CPU and platform type
  3. serenitey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2009
    I believe the computer was made in 2006.
    All the specs that I have are listed in the email.

  4. bagelche macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2007
    Western Mass.
    I'd say no. It's a perfectly reasonable computer that will meet most needs, but I'd opt for a newer model. It's amazing what older macs still sell for. For $1299 you can have a much more recent MBP from the Apple refurb store when it pops up. Considering you're going back a number of iterations, I'd say it should be under $1000 easy.
  5. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008

    +1 for the unibody...

    buy a base unibody with almost the same specs for $899 in apple online refurb store and upgrade the RAM or the HDD according to your needs...or you can also buy a new external display if you need bigger screen...

    buying from apple refurb store gives you the normal 1 year warranty...and its also checked for any damages(as its refurbished) would be better if you buy unibody 13inch...cheers and good luck!

  6. nigameash macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Space: The Final Frontier
    nope def not worth it! u can get a refurb for a few hundred dollars with way better specs ;)
  7. serenitey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2009
    Thanks everyone for your input. I will take your advice and not get this computer!

    Have a beautiful day everyone!

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