Mid/Late 2007 MacBook Pro - Worth it for my Mom?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AppleGeek1127, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. AppleGeek1127 macrumors member

    AppleGeek1127

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    My Mom is currently using an old Thinkpad laptop running Windows Vista. It works fairly well for her, but today was the final straw.

    I just got finished hooking up a new printer for her, but I had to spend several hours getting the drivers installed properly. Meanwhile, my MacBook Air was printing with no configuration whatsoever.

    She's been a PC/Windows user for her entire life. However, she does see the benefits of the Mac and is considering switching to have things "just work."

    Since she's a very light computer user who needs a ~15-17" screen just to read text, and all she really needs (IMO) is a Mac capable of running OS X Yosemite.

    With this in mind, I figured that a Mid/Late 2007 - Mid 2009 MacBook Pro 15" would be a suitable machine for her.

    We really don't want to spend much money, but I'm hesitant to buy a Mid/Late 2007 MacBook Pro or an Early 2008 MacBook Pro because of the massive problems people have had with the GeForce 8600M GT.

    Is a Mid/Late 2007 MacBook Pro 15" reliable enough for a light computer who simply wants something that "works" and doesn't want to pay an arm and a leg? Thanks.
     
  2. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    I won a 2007 MBP 15" from eBay few years ago and took it to Apple store to see if the logic board needs replaced and they did and I took out slow hard drive with Intel 320 series 160GB SSD it makes MBP runs butterly on both Mountain Lion and Lion OS X. I think 2009 is a safe way to buy it cuz Apple is no longer replace logic board on 2007 model anymore.

    Good luck :apple:
     

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