Buyig a Used 17" Macbook Pro

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I am thinking about purchasing a used 17" MBP. I just foud out they don't make the 17" anymore. Does anyone know why they stopped making the 17" and is there anything particularly bad about buying a used one? thanks.
 

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I am thinking about purchasing a used 17" MBP. I just foud out they don't make the 17" anymore. Does anyone know why they stopped making the 17" …

Does it really matter? If you want a 17" MacBook Pro…just get it.:)

Apple sold 17" laptops for about 9 years (2003-2011). The most likely reasons for discontinuing the 17" MacBook Pro…poor sales, big, heavy…or just basically changing consumer habits & computing choices. But like I mentioned. None of these reasons should have any impact on whether you get one or not (if you want one).:)

...and is there anything particularly bad about buying a used one?

Not if it works 100%.;) You could ask the same question about:

- any used computer
- a used automobile
- a used lawn mower
- etc.

When you buy something used you get a better price. You just got to insure that it doesn't have any issues.:)

- Nick
 
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thanks, didn't know they made them so long. Was just worried maybe they had some kind of design flaw
 

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Nope…not a design flaw at all.:)

- Apple most likely just decided that many folks no longer wanted to carry around a big heavy 17" laptop.
- 17" Apple laptop sales probably were dipping for a long time…and it wasn't worth the effort & corporate resources to continue developing them, manufacturing them, and reserving space for them in Apple Stores. Basically the return on investment wasn't there.
- Folks for a while now have had other more convenient mobile computing choices (iPhones, iPads, etc.).

Sure…there are folks who want/need 17" MacBook Pro's for their mobile computing needs…and REALLY appreciate that 17" display!:) There just aren't/weren't enough of these folks to justify the continued development/support of 17" MacBook Pro's from an Apple business perspective.

For what it's worth…I love 17" Apple laptops. I've owned 4 of them over the years…and currently still have two!:) But for most of my mobile computing needs (outside the home…internet & email)…I much prefer to use a 13" laptop or an iPad (or an iPhone…if I had one);).:)

- Nick
 

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