Thread: Good Deal on MBP?
10-09-2013, 02:28 PM #1Good Deal on MBP?
Hi, this forum has been really helpful. I hope I can get some input on the following:
Came across a MacBook Pro 7,1 (Core 2, 2.4GHz) for $400 in the local CL ads. Good deal? Currently, I have a MacBook 5,2 (Core 2 , 2.13GHz).
Along with the usual "crackbook" blemishes and the padbutton working alright on the left side only, the keyboard face started snapping off at one of the corners in the past few days : (
I wanted something to last me for the next 3-4 years before I buy a new macbook.
Thanks for any advice or suggestions.
Here's a rough comparison:
Core 2 Duo P7450 2.4 (Passmark ~1400)
GB3 1991/2232 (x32/x64)
MacBook Pro 7,1 ($400)
Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz (Passmark ~1500)
MacBook Pro 9,2 ($999)
i5-3210 2.5GHz (Passmark ~3800)
10-09-2013, 04:15 PM #2
10-11-2013, 09:34 PM #3
10-11-2013, 11:09 PM #4
10-14-2013, 02:19 AM #5
10-14-2013, 04:07 AM #6
- Member Since
- Jan 22, 2010
- Victoria, BC
- Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
Yeah, nice deal. Might I suggest a "laptop stand" that will elevate the bottom and allow better airflow (as well as protect you from spills if you're dumb enough to keep liquids anywhere near the computer)? If you're mechanically handy you could also contemplate opening the machine up and blowing out dust, that also will help an older machine keep cooler (it may not be necessary if you see no signs of dust around the venting areas).
Yes, the keyboard also helps vent heat so it will be a bit warmer than the MacBook was probably. Congrats!
10-14-2013, 09:40 PM #7
I did open it up to check for dust. Looked pretty clean"Babe, if you were DNA, I'd wanna be your helicase so I could unzip those genes." So smooth.
10-18-2013, 09:17 AM #8
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- Dec 02, 2007
you paid a fair price.i bought a 7 with a 320gb hard drive for $375.00. speakers were shot but other than that id say it was 99 out of 100 on looks and performance, no scratches or dings. i bought a pair of speakers for $6.00 and installed them, wasnt really that bad to do. also came with one of those plastic hard snap on covers, bonus there. seems thats what they go for, unless they have a load of software on them. so you did good, enjoy.
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