Macbook Pro Buying Advice

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    devon807

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    I am looking to replace my aging Mid 2009 MacBook Pro, my budget is aound 900$ My options are :
    Buy a 2011-2012 Anti-glare Hi-res MBP
    Buy a refurb 13in rMBP
    Any other suggestions
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    pre-owned MacBook Pro 13 Retina Mid 2014
     
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    I've given it more thought and decided not to go with a 13in model, but a 15in or 17in model. Is your 17in the Quad i7 Model?
     
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    Those are hard to come by nowadays, someone in the apple store 15in hi-res one
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    tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the 17-inch MacBook Pro is hard to find these days. Mine is the Late 2011 model.

    You might also look into the pre-owned MacBook Pro 15 Retina Early 2013. I bought mine for $400, but I doubt that you'll be as lucky.
     
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    Did you buy online, or locally (ex: Craigslist)
     
  8. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    I got mine from Craigslist as "for parts only".

    Apple fixed it for free.
     
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    O.K. so I have narrowed it down to a few options,
    15in Mid 2011 quad 2.4 i7 high-res anti-glare 8GB RAM for $799
    15in Mid 2012 quad 2.3 i7 Retina 2.3GHz 8GB RAM for $890 OBO
    17in Mid 2010 Dual i7 Anti-Glare 8GB for $699

    My biggest concern is with the dual Core i7, i'm coming from a mid 2009 C2D 2.GHz, would the perfromance be more or less the same?
     
  10. tubeexperience, Jun 14, 2016
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    I have something better in mind.

    I've just sent you a PM. Check your Inbox.
     

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