Price Advice What is a fair price to pay for a Late 2011 17 in.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alexp77, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. alexp77 macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to upgrade from my current late 2010 13 in MacBook Pro, which has the last of the core due 2's. I find that I'd like some more speed and increased screen size. I've looked at the new line up and simply cannot affored the new 15 in. So I started looking into the last edition 17 in. models. I found some in the 1300-1500 dollar range. I have been looking at models with i7 2.66 Ghz processor, with around 8 GB ram, and a AMD Radeon HD 6770M. I would most likely upgrade the ram to 16 GB and throw in a SSD. I'm aso interested in getting the high res matte display. I would also take a 15 in. with similar specs. My question is as to what is a fair price to pay for a model like this? I also want to know how many years are left for a computer like this before it is completely outdated? Thanks for any and all help.
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Just think about this: if you pay $1500 for it and add 16GB RAM and a 512Gb SSD, you are looking at around $2050 total price. Thats for a computer without a warranty. For that money, you can get a refurb retina with the same RAM/SSD capacity - with full warranty and better specs. I would say that under these circumstances, paying gore then $1000 for the laptop is not reasonable.
     

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