Is this macbook pro worth the asking price?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iangibson, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. iangibson macrumors newbie

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    Hey, ok so someone is trying to sell me this for $700.00(canadian dollars), I have never bought a mac before, I just want something quick that I can take on the road, so I don't want to buy something brand shiny new, cause who knows what would happen.

    So I wanna know if this asking price is too high, I tend to think it is a decent price, not overpriced. what do you guys think? Need some opinions... :)

    Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 1.5 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08
    SMC Version: 1.2f10
    Serial Number: W8608*****

    ATI Radeon X1600:

    Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1600
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x71c5
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.068
    Displays:

    ntel ICH7-M AHCI:

    Vendor: Intel
    Product: ICH7-M AHCI
    Speed: 1.5 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.10 Supported

    TOSHIBA MK8032GSX:

    Capacity: 74.53 GB
    Model: TOSHIBA MK8032GSX
    Revision: AS114B
    Serial Number: 16EK0990T
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    Macintosh HD:
    Capacity: 74.21 GB
    Available: 17.12 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Mount Point: /



    software included:
    MS Office, iLife, iWork, Final cut, Toast, and a bunch of other programs

    Apple Care still valid, 2 years left.

    Thank you for helping me...
     
  2. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    not worth it in my opinion. core duo's run rather hot compared to core 2 duo's. i'm also surprised that he has 2 years warrantee left. invest 300 dollar more and buy a macbook refurb that's much faster.
     
  3. six.four macrumors 6502

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    Agreed about the warranty. The 1.86 ghz core duo MBP was released early 2006 and was replaced by the core 2 duos in late 2006. If he bought it in November 2006, he would still only have less than a year left on the applecare.

    I have a late 2007 2.4ghz MBP and it has less than 2 years left on it.

    As far as price is concerned - I agree that it's not worth your $700 to purchase a core duo.
    You can do what andiwm2003 suggested - pay up to get a refurb.
    If you don't want to /can't pony up the cash, its worth it just go a step down and buy an older macbook with a C2D, which you should easily be able to find for around that price, if not cheaper.
     
  4. kingtj macrumors 68020

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    For whatever help it might be .....

    I just recently sold a very similar machine on Craigslist, here in the U.S. and wound up getting $950 cash for it.

    Mine was the 2.0Ghz version of the original Core Duo though, with a 7200RPM 100GB hard drive in it, and the X1600 with 256MB video, upgraded to 2GB of RAM, and had no Applecare warranty left on it.

    I originally posted my ad asking around $1050 for it, and it took about a week to get it sold. I had a total of about 3 people I'd say seemed like serious buyers who contacted me. The first told me he wouldn't pay over $800 for it, so I ignored him. The second guy met up with me, and offered the $950 cash as "all he had with him", so I went ahead and took his offer. If I had held out another day though, I *think* the 3rd. person who contacted me would have given me my full asking price.

    Personally, I felt like the machine I was selling was a "fair price" at around the $1000 (US) price point. One of the new Macbooks (not a Pro) in a similar aluminum case would cost a person more ... and although it would have a 1 year warranty, it would lack the firewire port and have a smaller screen.


     
  5. iangibson thread starter macrumors newbie

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