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    I am about to buy a core2duo mid 2010 MBP with 8GB of ram (2.4 GHz base model) I think it will be a good computer for basic school stuff maybe some VMware use definitely no heavy gaming I have a desktop for that is still a good purchase with as much RAM is it has?

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    My wife is using a C2D MBP and my kids have a C2D Mac mini so yeah, its a great computer and still able to do what you need it to do.
     
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    My friends are still rocking a MBP 2,2 (2006) with a 2.33GHz C2D which I gave them as their main computer. It's on Snow Leopard and runs well; it does all they need it to do.
     
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    Way too expensive. You should be able to get a newer MacBook Air at a similar price point - which is a significantly faster computer.
     
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    I believe it is overpriced, yet you could still get the same model for less and put in SSD drive, it will let you forget about buying PC for another few years.
     
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    sure bro, just up the ram, and you'll be more than good.
     
  8. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    It's not a bad computer for $500 or so.

    At $750 you should be able to get a 2011 with a Sandy Bridge i5 processor and SATA 3, which would be faster and won't throttle an SSD upgrade down to SATA 2 speeds. And it would have Thunderbolt, SDXC, and the capability to support 16GB RAM.


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    The 2010 MBP 13 the OP wants to buy can support 16 GB.
     
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    No no no no no. Way too much. I got a base model 2012 13" MBP mint condition on my local CL for $800, a great deal that probably wont happen again, but $750 for a Macbook from 3 years ago seems way too much.
     
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    at $600ish I'd be in dunno what the SOCAL market is like though.
     
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    Listen, Cammy, I have that MacBook Pro and, although it's a good machine (zero problems with mine, so far), its priced at a high price.

    The 2010 13" MBP has a pretty decent integrated GPU, the last one Apple introduced on this model from nVidia. It's not fairly superior to the 2011s Intel HD 3000, but we can say this two graphic cards have similar power.

    Probably Mavericks, or the next OS ¿X?, will be the last one we will see on our computer, but I'm pretty satisfied with this machine. I'm planning to install a 256 SSD (¿any suggerence, MBP 7,1 owners?) in order to speed up a little more the machine. And the 8 GB of RAM are mandatory, of course.

    750$ is expensive. From the seller point of view (I tried to sell it a month ago) I'd say 650 is a fair price. From the buyer side: try to push down to 600$

    Check the Airport WiFi card is OK.
    Check the mini display port and both USBs are OK.
    Check the trackpad, because it eventually fails every once in a while when clicking (I only use the tap gesture, I hate that horrble Clack sound).

    And, of course, check the screen.

    If you need some more info, regardless my bad english, just call my nick ;)
     
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    I'm not paying 750. Talked him down to 625$

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    And I really couldn't talk down anyone else.
     
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    I am selling my late 2007 17" MBP 2.6Ghz, 4GB RAM, 200GB 7200RPM HDD, Hires matte 1920x1200. The motherboard is new (Rev. 2) replaced by Apple and the laptop has 3 months warranty (until 26 Sept. 2013). It also includes FrontRow remote control. Any idea on how much it would cost actually? $850?
     
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    Should I look elsewhere or keep on that deal with the guy he's a really cool guy and says it has warranty with 8 gigs of ram it's probably pretty good for the next few years but I'm wondering what's after Mavericks
     
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    I still have my 2009 MBP with a C2D. I wouldn't sell mine for $750 even with upgraded RAM and a new 500 gb HDD. Probably $500, maybe $600. Before I put the RAM in and got the new HDD, I offered to sell it to a friend with the same model (his wont turn on) for parts for $250. Basically for the case, display, and possibly logic board and battery but not the HDD.
     
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    Yes, I do.

    I expect my machine to have about 2-3 years more of normal use with updates and all that stuff; perhaps more. And maybe the operating system after Mavericks will be available too.

    But, you have to make your own decision. Think about the new MacBook Air: for me is one of the best macs right now. Can you afford it? Want to get it?

    If not, this 2010 MacBook Pro is a great deal.

    For your info: I have roughly 5 hours of non intense work with one charge. I have not instaled Flash Player, and I'm able to get this awesome batterylife with only 4200 mAh (70% of the original capacity) with over 1000 cycles.
     
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    Same price, one year newer... I think it's obvious.
    Remember to upgrade memory RAM to 8 GB, it's super easy.
     
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