Should I get used MacBook Pro 17" 2010 version? Need help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dragonjinse, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. dragonjinse macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    I found a good deal for used Macbook Pro 17" anti-glare with 750 SSD 16GB for $1600.

    Do you think it's worth it?
    I'm concerned about the speakers quality. Is the speakers quality on 17" 2010 is better or worst than 15" 2011?
    What about heat and fans? Which one is easily getting hot?

    Which one do you guys think I should get? Both 15" and 17" are in similar price. But 17" is from 2010 with 66 battery cycles (no AppleCare). 15" is from 2011 with 50 battery cycles (no applecare).

    I don't care about weight. I'm going to use it for college and I love both 15" and 17" screen size.

    Thank you
  2. Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    I like the 17" speakers best of the all Apple laptops.

    I think it's an ok deal. Ideally, I'd try to get it for $1400 or less.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I believe the 2010 model is a Core2Duo vs the 2011 which is a Sandy Bridge based chipset. The 2011 MBP will be much faster then the 2010 model. The C2D model is no slouch but I recall a lot of people waiting for Sandy Bridge as it represented a big upgrade to the older technology.
  4. Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    The 17" 2010 model should be a 2.53, 2.66, or 2.80Ghz Core i5 or Core i7 Arrandale (the predecessor to Sandy Bridge).

    MUCH faster than Core2Duo.

    To the OP - if that IS a Core2Duo system, then it is NOT a 2010 17" - it's a 2009!
  5. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    Thank you so much guys.
    I think I changed my mind (again!)

    I'm going to get a new cMBP 2012 15" with anti-glare.
    I always have a BAD LUCK for used products and refurbished ones.
    I got a refurbished rmbp 15" from apple 3 weeks ago, but I had to ship it back due to some weird noises.

    So I think I should buy a new one!
    I found cMBP 15" new with AppleCare on ebay for $1799.

    I think I'm going to buy from them. No tax = GOOD for me!
  6. Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    2012 = Ivy Bridge - nothing wrong there :)

    Personally, I'd hold off if I could, as when the Haswell MBP finally drops, well, you can get current spec for even cheaper ;)

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