Second Hand Macbook Pro 17"!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HussainAL, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. HussainAL macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010

    I just need a professional opinion.

    I bought a second hand Macbook Pro 17" Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz 4GB RAM 160GB HDD, as a replacement for my White Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.0GHZ, for just $636. Is that good deal or am I cheated? I have used the Macbook Pro for 2 days now, nothing seems to be wrong, except for a small dent on the left front side corner, little bit unnoticeable, but everything works perfectly on Snow Leopard.

    Beside I have sold my old Macbook White for $530 today, so I got some of the money back.

    I am even planning to upgrade to 500GB HDD 7200 RBM.

    Give me your opinion on the Macbook Pro deal, I know it's about 4 years old, but still it's a Macbook Pro and better than my old Macbook White.

  2. jagger27 macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2010
    You'd be better off to buy an SSD (OWC makes great drives) instead of the 7200RPM drive. If you have a need for storage, you could go for something like an OptiBay in addition to the SSD, if your budget permits. I promise you that the 500GB drive wont do you any favours in terms of long-term performance.
  3. SidBala macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    What is the screen size? If it is 1920x1200, then yes, great deal. If 1680x1050, still good.
  4. RayK macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2005
    I think its a fine machine. That's what my mother uses every day and loves. I would second jagger's opinion and put an SSD in the machine to help increase speed. Not a bad deal for only around $100 net. Enjoy. iFixIt has saome great guides to replacing the hard drive.
  5. HussainAL thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    It is 1680x1050, and way much better than Macbook White.

    I will consider SSD even though though it is little bit expensive for me.

    Thank you all.
  6. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Do consider an SSD. They're really great. I think you got a pretty decent deal on your machine.
  7. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
  8. HussainAL thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Thank you guys, I will consider SSD, if you got a good deal on that. Where I live that's not cheap, it's very expensive, take a look at the attachment, the price is very high for 120GB. I will try to order from ebay or amazon.

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  9. Zorn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2006
    Pretty much this. Unless you just don't care about cost or price, the Momentus XT is going to be an incredibly fast drive with 320 or 500 GB storage at $130 or less.
  10. jdaniel macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Lviv, Ukraine
    hmmm this is the first I heard of a hybrid drive... great info...

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