Second hand macpro- beginner!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by thaired, May 3, 2011.

  1. thaired macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    A friend of mine has offered to sell me his macbook pro and i am considering it. However I know very little and have only had dell laptops in the past.

    It is a 13'' duo core 2.4gh ddr3 ram with 320gb . He will also give me mac office. He is asking for €800.

    Im wondering if this is worth the money as it is the duo core and my Dell has the i7 technology. To be honest I dont even know what this means. I just want a decent laptop that will not be slow and outdated in a year!
    I would be using it for work-im a teacher.

    Any advice would be great thanks!!
     
  2. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    You could get a brand new 2011 MBP for not much more then that. I would get that.
     
  3. MacSince1985 macrumors regular

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    You're in the Mac Pro forum. You may get better info in the Macbook Pro forum.

    Your friend's price seems a bit high to me.
     
  4. highdefw macrumors 6502

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    The current MBPs are extremely fast. I recommend going for that, even the baseline model.
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    a new macbook pro is 999 in england. you are a teacher you may get a 50 or 100 discount. go into a store and get a new one. also ask the moderator to move this to macbook pro forum.
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    His asking price is too high. As others have pointed out, you can get a much better one completely new for not much more than he wants for his used one. In fact, if you wait for a refurbished one direct from Apple, you can get really close to his price and still get a much better current model.
     

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