Thinking on buying a 2011 Macbook Pro.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Liquinn, May 26, 2011.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Hey all, I'm thinking on buying a refurbished Macbook Pro 13" for 850 UK pounds.

    It sounds like a lot of money but I can use the money I'm saving to buy Applecare. I've always wanted a Mac but... I'm not sure whether I should part with the money.

    I will probably upgrade it to 8gb of RAM and a TB of hard drive space for sure too.

    Is this a good machine to photo edit and convert videos on?

    The things that are persuading me about buying is:

    Resale value
    Photoshop should work well with it
    Dual boot OSX and Windows
    Little virus problems etc etc

    What should I do?

    Thanks
     
  2. sioannou macrumors member

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    Search the forums before posting?
     
  3. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    If you don't need a lighting quick machine to edit video on, it will work. Throw in an SSD and more RAM and you will notice a huge difference.
     
  4. gmans46 macrumors regular

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    yea this isnt exactly difficult stuff here research prices if its worth your budget get the laptop easy as that.
     
  5. punchwalk macrumors regular

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    If you're highly convinced that you want to try out a Mac notebook, you might want to shop around for a 2010 model. You'll get a lower price and the 2010 13" was a great machine and should be sufficiently upgradeable for your needs.

    The MBP is expensive but, in most regards, you get what you pay for.

    I wouldn't use resale value as a strong factor in my decision if I were you; MBPs keep their value better than many other laptops but still not enough to counter the initial cost.
     
  6. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah true, the 2010 model is for only 50 pounds difference and has the old core 2 Duo ;(
     

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