MacBook Pro 17" Core 2 Duo, worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gochi, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. gochi macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
    I want to get the 2010 i5's with the nvidia gt 330m for some casual gaming, but those are a bit over my budget.

    the next best thing is the intel core 2 duo with the 9600m video cards....

    This technology is severly dated, but was wondering, how much would you pay for this:

    Mid 2010 model

    Processor 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    L2 cache 6MB shared
    System bus 1066MHz
    Memory 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB
    Hard drive4 500GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
    Slot-loading optical drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor; and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
    Graphics memory 512MB GDDR3
    Video Built-in iSight camera; Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (requires adapters, sold separately)
    Display 17-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1920-by-1200 resolution
    Expansion One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), three USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), ExpressCard/34 slot
    Audio Built-in stereo speakers, built-in omnidirectional microphone, combined optical digital input/analog line in, combined optical digital output/analog line out
    Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet
    Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification)2; built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
    Hardware accessories 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord

    Thanks all. :D
  2. goRoostr macrumors member

    May 17, 2012
    Philadelphia Suburbs
    The last of the Core 2 Duo 17" were made in Mid 2009.

    For the 2.8 Ghz, they would run anywhere from $800 to $1000 depending on condition in the stock configuration.
  3. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    tops - 800


    tops - 800

    how much you got to spend?

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