Mint Condition MBP Late 2011

Mac03ForLife

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Hey All!

So I'm thinking about selling my MBP Late 2011 (Core i5 2.4GHz, 6GB DDR3, 500GB HDD (SSD Upgrade) )
The machine is in mint condition as it's never been out of my house, and the anti-glare coating is even still perfectly intact.

How much can I expect to get for this machine?
Would it pay more to upgrade the RAM to 16GB then sell it?
 

Mac03ForLife

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It is able to be upgraded. It notifies me daily that my OS is out of date
I am currently on OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan
It also has a windows 7 dual boot with the full Autodesk Suite of products
(Inventor, Fusion 360, Maya, Revit)
and Solidworks/SolidworksCAM/Solidworks Electrical
 

BLUEDOG314

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In my opinion you wouldn't be getting much for it even with the other software in Windows. I would probably do a clean install and keep it as a backup.
 
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chrfr

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It is able to be upgraded. It notifies me daily that my OS is out of date
I am currently on OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan
It also has a windows 7 dual boot with the full Autodesk Suite of products
(Inventor, Fusion 360, Maya, Revit)
and Solidworks/SolidworksCAM/Solidworks Electrical
I assume you're including all the licenses with all this expensive commercial software and not continuing to use it elsewhere in violation of the license terms.
 
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Mac03ForLife

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Yes. I switched over to Solidworks (I would remove the Dassault Licenses from this machine)
I will not be continuing to use Autodesk products
 

chabig

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It’s eight years old and can’t run the current OS. My guess is that maybe it’s worth $150.
 

BigBoy2018

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These 2011 models also had the notorious issue with the video cards failing.
For two+ years between 2014 and 2016 Apple ‘fixed’ them for free.
The fix of course was replacing the laptop or the gpu with the same model gpu that had the same faulty design.

So based on that ... feel lucky if anyone is willing to buy it.
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I assume you're including all the licenses with all this expensive commercial software and not continuing to use it elsewhere in violation of the license terms.
That a hell of a question.
He should have answered it with
A) why do you care?
or
B) None of your business.
 

chrfr

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That a hell of a question.
He should have answered it with
A) why do you care?
or
B) None of your business.
The post above this one covers it. Software like Autodesk Maya and Revit is expensive. If the sale includes the licenses, it’d likely add significantly to the value of the sale, but it’d probably make more sense to sell those separately rather than include them with this old laptop. Most people who sell used computers with software don’t properly transfer the software and as such that software is of no real value.
 

_Kiki_

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These 2011 models also had the notorious issue with the video cards failing.
For two+ years between 2014 and 2016 Apple ‘fixed’ them for free.
The fix of course was replacing the laptop or the gpu with the same model gpu that had the same faulty design.

So based on that ... feel lucky if anyone is willing to buy it.
[doublepost=1553209535][/doublepost]

That a hell of a question.
He should have answered it with
A) why do you care?
or
B) None of your business.

it's 13" so there is no problem with GPU, the program you mentioned was only for 15" and 17"

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/20/apple-ends-2011-macbook-pro-repair-program/
 
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Mendota

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I would donate it to some place such as Good Will or perhaps an retirement home or special school. These places serve families and people that have often fallen on hard times and can't afford to purchase tech, even at $150. A working computer in mint condition could really make the difference for some struggling family. This is what I do with old tech.