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

Jason Griffey griffey at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 16:45:22 UTC 2013


It is plastic, and as Chad noted, the screen isn't even remotely close to
the same quality. Slightly slower clockspeed on the processor (probably not
enough to ever notice, but there it is). What's the battery life like? The
Samsung is a fine computer, but I don't think you can reasonably compare
the build quality to the macbook pro.

Apple makes _fantastic_ hardware, and charges a premium for it. Their
hardware also retains its value over time. $1000 for that Retina Pro would
be an amazing deal.

jason


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:15 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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