Used Mac Pro Advice

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MattyO, May 31, 2011.

  1. MattyO macrumors regular

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    So I am in the lookout for a used Mac Pro. I am not a computer minded person by any means.

    I need a computer and can't wait any longer for the Mac Mini to refresh. I know the mac Pro will more than be adequate for my needs, but I do not want an Imac (can't stand the glossy screen). I have already got a 26' matte screen and all the other necessities ... keyboard, mouse etc ...

    I am in the military and all the Ebay sellers I have contacted will not ship to my verified PayPal address here in Japan (APO).

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend an online store that sells quality used mac pro's ... at a reasonable price.

    I am looking for a 2-3 year old model.
    I will be using it for school, photoshop, lightroom, web surfing, skype ... So I definitley do not need a high end MP. Looking to spend about $1,000 tops.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    Matt

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  2. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    Don't think you'll find a MP for that price.

    Given your applications/use I'd recommend a refurb MBP/MBA direct from Apple.

    JohnG
     
  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    $1000 is absolutely no problem. Several 1,1 machines on ebay for that price right now.
     
  4. Hirakata macrumors 6502

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    This may be true, but the 1,1's are 4-5 years old.

    OP, if you can't wait for the Mini refresh (and it sounds like you want a Mini), then buy a new (or and Apple refurb) one now. The rule of thumb is if you can wait for the refresh, then wait. If you can't, then don't.
     
  5. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    And that affects the OP's requirements how? The 1,1 can handle the stated tasks very well and is pretty upgradable if 4 cores may not suffice in the future.
     

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