[Chugalug] OT: MacBook for sale. Too cheap?

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 16:35:54 UTC 2013


The Samsung has an optical drive.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-NP700Z5B-S01UB-i7-2675QM-2-2GHz-Silver/dp/B007IJPVP0

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Dan Eveland <develand at gmail.com> wrote:

> This might be a minor mistake:
>
> "includes box, charger, and disks"
>
> There are no "disks" for it. It has no CD/DVD drive at all.
>
> Dan
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:26 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Amazon says the screen on that Samsung is 1600 x 900 at 15.6" (118 dpi).
>>  The MBP Retina is 2880 by 1800 at 15.4" (221 dpi).  That's a pretty big
>> difference - almost twice as much.
>>
>> *- Chad W. Smith*
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) <
>> shadowhunter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> http://dft.ba/-7ayU
>>>
>>> Don't know about the DPI rating, but this is the same model laptop I
>>> bought earlier this year. It's a fantastic rig.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Jason Griffey <griffey at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Ok, I'm gonna bite on this one:
>>>>
>>>> So: show me an example of a LOT more hardware (same i7, same RAM or
>>>> more, same build quality (metal/aluminium unibody construction) with a 15
>>>> inch screen at 220dpi for $1000...in a laptop, of course. Hell, for $1500.
>>>> What would your suggestion be?
>>>>
>>>> Jason
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I didn't say they don't sell.
>>>>>
>>>>> Either way, for price you can get a LOT more hardware elsewhere in
>>>>> another format.
>>>>> On Nov 13, 2013 2:24 AM, "Eric Wolf" <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> The links I gave were Completed/Sold listings.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>>>>>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM, Stephen Kraus <
>>>>>> ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Apple sellers tend to over value their hardware because the Apple
>>>>>>> brand demands a hefty price, and people will pay it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Not that I would, for that much dough I'd get an ASUS Republic of
>>>>>>> Gamers or something with more guts.
>>>>>>> On Nov 12, 2013 9:08 PM, "Eric Wolf" <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> $1000 seems a little low. A quick eBay check says $1699-$1899.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-Laptop-Retina-Display-2-6ghz-i7-8gb-256-10-cycles-LOADED-/281205034009?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item4179204c19
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook<http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Pro-Retina-2-6ghz-i7-15-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-MC976LL-A-Certified-/231082983388?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35cd9e7fdc>
>>>>>>>> -Pro-Retina-2-6ghz-i7-15-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-MC976LL-A-Certified-/231082983388?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35cd9e7fdc<http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Pro-Retina-2-6ghz-i7-15-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-MC976LL-A-Certified-/231082983388?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item35cd9e7fdc>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-15-MacBook-Pro-Retina-2-6GHz-I7-256GB-SSD-8GB-MC975LL-Warranty-Box-/121158202439?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item1c35977447
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=-
>>>>>>>> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com>wrote:
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>> On 11/12/2013 4:25 PM, Aaron welch wrote:
>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>> http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC976LL/A/refurbished-macbook-pro-26ghz-quad-core-intel-i7-with-retina-display
>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>> >  $1899 refurb from Apple with 512GB SSD.  The 256GB to 512GB
>>>>>>>>> > upgrade is $300.  So if it is legit, then you are saving about
>>>>>>>>> $600
>>>>>>>>> > off new. Applecare adds about $350 to the cost of the item and
>>>>>>>>> > should be required as repairs on these things is pricey.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Apparently Apple doesn't know how to factor in depreciation for the
>>>>>>>>> price of their sticker.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Way more than I would pay for a year+ old used laptop.  Regardless
>>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>> the age of the sticker.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> dtb
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