Need a little help

AL2TEACH

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Stefan johansson

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because I have an itch for this 2012.
http://www.macofalltrades.com/MacBook-Pro-15-inch-G-2-3GHz-QCi7-Mid-2012-p/mbp-15-23-m12g.htm
These things seem to not lose much value and I'm not going to spend much more than this for it. Sure as heck can't seem to find it for a lower price.
Is it worth the money? I really like that it can be upgraded and will use it mostly for photography and nothing over the top fancy.
thanks.
Should work for photo editing,at least for normal size JPEG files.
 

jerryk

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because I have an itch for this 2012.
http://www.macofalltrades.com/MacBook-Pro-15-inch-G-2-3GHz-QCi7-Mid-2012-p/mbp-15-23-m12g.htm
These things seem to not lose much value and I'm not going to spend much more than this for it. Sure as heck can't seem to find it for a lower price.
Is it worth the money? I really like that it can be upgraded and will use it mostly for photography and nothing over the top fancy.
thanks.
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.
 

Audit13

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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.
 

New_Mac_Smell

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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 Personally I wouldn't pay more than $200 for something that outdated, because what am I going to do with it?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?
 

Audit13

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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.
 

AL2TEACH

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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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