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

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 16:37:22 UTC 2013


btw - in case you don't have the formula for calculating DPI memorized -
there's a neat little webapp / website I just found for finding that.
http://dpi.lv/  just put in the resolution and screen size in inches, and
boom.

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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