Will this MacBook do good? Is a dead pixel important?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by skrrt1234, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. skrrt1234 macrumors newbie

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    Hello. How good is this MacBook for studies, surfing the web, listening to music and maybe editing a video or two? (Low quality videos). Specs down below. I really want the MacBook to last a few years.

    MacBook Pro Retina, 2013.
    8 GB Ram
    Intel Grapichs 4000 and Nvdia GeForce 650m
    Intel Core i7
    2,4 ghz
    256 GB SSD
    4 cores

    Please tell me what you think down below. It is second hand offered at around 750$. Will it fit my needs, and how long will the computer last me? Thanks a lot. ALSO - seller is telling me that it has some dead/stuck pixels, which he says you dont notice at all, unless it is fully black screen, then you can actually see it. Will this spread or anything? Should i still buy it?
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    There's the potential for a BIG difference between a dead pixel (always black) and a stuck pixel (always some color other than black). Like you said, if you frequently have a black screen while you're working or watching videos or whatever, a bright lime green pixel will stand out on its own.

    I had an iMac with two dead pixels when I bought it, never encountered any new ones and I never really had a problem with those two - but it was only two. You have to decide if it's a problem.
     
  3. MaraviRasmussen macrumors newbie

    MaraviRasmussen

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    hi, let me warn you that 650m was known for failing earlier that expected, im not quite sure about this 2013 version but it still holds the same name , guess that tells me something
     

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