macbook pro retina 15" 2.3 8ram SSD 256 mid 2012

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  1. angelo1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, and thanks permitting to be part of the forum. What do you think about the Mac in the description, about its affidability, your experience, about that machine in general? I found an used one and I woyld you suggest me about it. Many thanks friends
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    They are good machines

    and worth it if the price is right.
     
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    It's still a pretty solid machine. My work-issued laptop is the same model, but with a slight processor bump (early 2013 15" with 2.4GHz i7, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. In essence, it's identical).

    It handles I throw everything at it fine (one Windows VM and one Linux VM running together, plus Photoshop and a VMware Horizon client (but that doesn't take up much resources anyway).
     
  4. angelo1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks; now, how can I verify: 1) the real condition of the battery? 2) the condition of the ssd (is this possible? What should I do?

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    How many cycles are enough to be able to have battery in a good condition? If I'm not wrong macbook pro supports 1000 cycles; how could I judge this? For the ssd, I would buy one whose state is good. Please reply and many thanks again bye
    :)
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    1) Have the seller send you a screenshot or photograph of this window in System Information. That will show you the number of cycles and remaining capacity.

    2) I don't see a reason the SSD shouldn't be fine. If you're concerned about its performance, have the seller run a disk speed test.
     

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    angelo1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Next days I'll be able to view personally the information about the mac; I was asking about the ssd state because I know they support a certain number of "writings". Last question: how many cycles do you think can considered satisfying? It's very kind of you thanks :)
     
  7. angelo1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    About the price he asked 1.000 Euros; do you think it's a good price if the state of that Mac is good?
     
  8. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - I don't know the data specifically for the SSDs that Apple use in these MBPs, but modern SSDs in general have such a high write tolerance (several petabytes) that it will never be an issue even for the most demanding users. Samsung, for instance, provides a 10 year warranty on their 850 Pro.

    - I think you should probably look more at the remaining capacity instead of the number of cycles. That will give you a more precise idea of its health.
     
  9. No Cover macrumors newbie

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    I think 1000 Euros is a great price. A refurbished model would cost you around 1400 euros on Apple's website.

    I actually just bought one for myself last night. It's scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday. :)
     
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    OK.and what about warranty? If it has not been activated on the Apple site, may I activate it? Bought at the end of 2013, but not registered: may I register and activate the warranty?
     
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