Need a little help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AL2TEACH, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. AL2TEACH macrumors 6502

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  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Should work for photo editing,at least for normal size JPEG files.
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    Pretty darn old model. Low res screen, compared to retina. Old slow spinning hard drive and very little memory. I am not sure it is a good value.
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 65816

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    It is an older model but it is easily upgraded with an SSD and ram. To increase storage, the DVD drive and be replaced with the existing mechanical in a DVD caddy with the OS and programs on the SSD.
     
  5. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    These things are only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Personally I wouldn't pay more than $200 for something that outdated, because what am I going to do with it? I'd rather save and get something new, if I couldn't afford a Mac there's some really nice Windows computers for that price. It also seems a massive ripoff, considering you'd want to increase the RAM and SSD immediately, you're looking at a further $200 on top. And that only has a measly 90 day warranty which I wouldn't feel safe with. In all you're looking at what, $1000? When you could buy a brand new one and have a far better, more comfortable experience for not much more than that.

    Also 2012, GPU issues or safe?
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 65816

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    2012 seems safe from gpu issues.

    2010 and 2011 15" MBPs address still going for over $600 CAD where I live and they are in worse shape but still seem to be selling.
     
  7. AL2TEACH thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all. After some thinking, I thought best to pay down some bills, the laptop was more want than need, lol.
    I am curious, to those that say it's old (and it is) how is a MacBook Air better than this except in weight?
    The cost for the 2012 was $700.
     

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