Is this the 2010 or the 2011 model MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Liquinn, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Linky no worky here. Takes me to an amazon search.
     
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    MC725LL/A is the model number. I'd start with that.
     
  6. Liquinn, Jan 30, 2016
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    is it a good buy?

    It's still quite expensive, right?
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Did you read the link that MagicBoy posted?
     
  8. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Apple MacBook Pro 15" Unibody laptop 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB DDR3 RAM 500GB Hard disk drive OS X 10.9 Mavericks

    Is this a good machine to buy for £499? (2008 model)
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    What do you plan on using the computer to do? It'll work fine for light usage like Internet browsing and word processing.
     
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    Web browing... £500 though? It was around £1,500 at the time. Is it a good buy?
     
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    Yeah truth, I have also an MBP 15" from 2011 and had the same problem as described above. But guess what, I got complete logic board replaced free of charge.....so just maybe, those refurbished models have the logic board already replaced...
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You could probably get a new iPad for about the same amount of money. That'll let you browse the web too.
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    There are many reports of multiple replacement logic boards failing. And on top of that, the warranty extension ends soon.
     
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    Is the 2008 machine for £499 a good buy? and true. I want this :)
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I wouldn't spend that much on one.

    The 2008 models also had a graphics card issue that prompted a recall.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203254
     
  15. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Hmmmmmm... is a 2009 Macbook worth buying?
    Apple MacBook White 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/1GB/120/Combo/AP/BT

    £179.99
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    About the machine: Hi James, all of our products come with 12 months warranty and we have a 14 day no quibble return policy. incase you change your mind for any reason.
    we also ship next business day with FedEx.
     
  16. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    With a RAM and SSD upgrade it would be useable. It'd browse the Internet either way.

    These older macs have sometimes lived rough lives. It's hard to say if it's "worth it" because I don't know the condition of the computer. The specs will get the job done, but you won't be able to run current versions of OSX and you may run into hardware issues in the near future.
     
  17. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Sigh... as much as it'd be nice to have 15"/17" MBP and a Macbook - I'm not sure if it's worth buying them second hand.
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    • Used, Very Good
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      Apple Macbook 13.3" 2009 2.13Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB Ram 80GB HD - Overall great condition, small signs of previous usage. Loaded with OSX Lion 10.7.5 for new user. Complete with Genuine Apple Charger. Fully working in all aspects - optical drive, sound, wifi, webcam etc « Show less
     
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    So far it appears that used Mac pricing in the UK sucks.
     
  19. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Quite expensive isn't it? =[
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    £999 for a used 17" 2011 macbook pro. Yikes.
     
  20. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You keep asking if the models you're looking at are good buys, but I haven't seen you mention what you actually use a computer for unless I missed something?
     
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    Photoshop. Web browsing etc.
     
  22. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    For photoshop, unless you're doing light stuff, you'll probably want something with a lot more power than a poor core 2 duo, unless you like looking at progress bars a lot.
     
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    Won't the 15/17 MBP be OK?
     

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