Price Advice Is this MacBook worth the price?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dopeyman, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

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    I thinking of getting a hold of this laptop...

    The dude is asking for $450.... Is that a good price? This is his description: It's a 2008 Macbook Pro (non-Unibody) with:

    2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
    6GB DDR2 667 MHz ram
    128GB Crucial M4 SSD
    15" 1440x900 Matte screen
    Nvidia Geforce 256MB 8600M GT graphics
    Backlit keyboard
    Webcam
    Superdrive

    Any advice?
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    It's a GeForce 8600m GT model. Those are notorious for the GPU failing. Once that happens the computer is worthless. It's just a ticking time bomb.

    I wouldn't touch it for any price. Nor any other model revision with that GPU.
     
  3. aarond12 macrumors 65816

    aarond12

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    Isn't Apple still repairing/replacing those motherboards?

    If you're not concerned about having the pinnacle of performance, that computer might be a good deal.
     
  4. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    According to the current owner, he said that the dude he bought it from got the board replaced by Apple...

    But here's the actual deal: We're gonna do a trade... I'm giving up this laptop and some cash for that MBP....

    We haven't agreed on how much cash I have to shell out yet....

    What are some of your thoughts on this "deal"?? :confused:
     
  5. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Dont bother.. Who knows how much longer Core 2 Duo systems will be relevant to developers
     

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