Resale Value of MBP after SSD Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sshhoott, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. sshhoott macrumors 6502

    sshhoott

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    Hi, I am going to be replacing my 250GB 5400RPM HDD with OCZ 256GB Vertex 4 for $200 today.

    How much of an impact will this upgrade have on the resale value of my MBP 13" (mid 2010) if I sell it in the summer of 2013? Will the resale value be at least $100 higher?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Seeing that prices will further drop within the next year for SSDs as well as your old MBP, you'll probably see a $50-100 return on it. There is really no way to tell for sure.
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Also considering the average user will care about capacity more than SSD speed, its usually useless in my trials of selling my old MBPs. I always just removed them and put the stock HDD back in.
     
  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    spot on
     
  5. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    If you're doing it as an investment there's a lot of better ways to get a return for your $. Investing in computer hardware sure ain't one of them.
     
  6. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    If you're lucky, you might get $50 more in a year.

    As Orlandoech wrote, purchasers of used computers seem to value storage over speed.
     
  7. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    This seems to be true. A lot of college students seem to buy MBPs over the MBA even though the MBA is more portable. I think they look at the storage capacity, see 500 GB vs 128 GB and right away decide the MBP would be better. So I can't imagine an SSD would do much to increase the value overall
     
  8. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Well, in 2012 the average teenager/college student has gigs and gigs of music, let alone HD Videos and photos. I know allot of people with 100+ Gigs worth of music. They view 128 GB as something you would find an ipad or iphone, not your actual computer.

    If I wasn't an engineering major that needs to run CAD,(Thus my need for the 15" Quad core i7 and dedicated 650M) I probably would have went with the MBA since 13" MBP isn't really much more powerful than the Air.
     

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