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Apple 17" Quad-Core i7 MacBook Pro

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lichme


quality posts: 3191 Private Messages lichme

Item: Apple 17" Quad-Core i7 MacBook Pro
Price: $1,499.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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lichme


quality posts: 3191 Private Messages lichme

additional info can be found on the G0M3BLL/A over at apple.com
Here is a review from PC Mag

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wonderboy703


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Sorry Amazon (woot) .. Newegg got you beat this time.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834100273

$1,299 - Refurbished

Apple MacBook Pro MC725LL/A Macbook Intel Core i7 2.20GHz 17.0" Wide UXGA 4GB Memory 750GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW AMD Radeon HD 6750M

wonderboy703


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wonderboy703

I have 16gb working on my MacBook Pro 17" Early 2011 (MD036LL)

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3920 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

A handful of solid reviews (4.2 out of 5.0) over at amazon

manhandsha


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wonderboy703 wrote:Sorry Amazon (woot) .. Newegg got you beat this time.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834100273

$1,299 - Refurbished

Apple MacBook Pro MC725LL/A Macbook Intel Core i7 2.20GHz 17.0" Wide UXGA 4GB Memory 750GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW AMD Radeon HD 6750M



The MacBook we're offering today is Factory Reconditioned. Not quite the same as a refurb, in that you can still purchase an Apple Care plan with our offering. Hope this helps clarify a little bit. Additionally, ours comes with a 1yr Apple warranty, as opposed to the NewEgg 90-Day warranty.

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wonderboy703


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wonderboy703
manhandsha wrote:The MacBook we're offering today is Factory Reconditioned. Not quite the same as a refurb, in that you can still purchase an Apple Care plan with our offering. Hope this helps clarify a little bit.



Straight from the horse's mouth

What's the Difference Between "Reconditioned" and "Refurbished"?
The terms "factory-reconditioned," "reconditioned," and "refurbished" are largely interchangeable--they'll sometimes vary depending on the manufacturer and the product line. Rest assured that all such products on our site meet the same factory-reconditioned standards outlined above.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1273401

wonderboy703


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wonderboy703
manhandsha wrote:The MacBook we're offering today is Factory Reconditioned. Not quite the same as a refurb, in that you can still purchase an Apple Care plan with our offering. Hope this helps clarify a little bit. Additionally, ours comes with a 1yr Apple warranty, as opposed to the NewEgg 90-Day warranty.



Also you could purchase the 1 year warranty or 2 year warranty from Newegg with your MacBook and still save $100 or Match your value.

manhandsha


quality posts: 41 Private Messages manhandsha

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wonderboy703 wrote: Straight from the horse's mouth

What's the Difference Between "Reconditioned" and "Refurbished"?
The terms "factory-reconditioned," "reconditioned," and "refurbished" are largely interchangeable--they'll sometimes vary depending on the manufacturer and the product line. Rest assured that all such products on our site meet the same factory-reconditioned standards outlined above.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1273401



Factory reconditioned for us means that the manufacturer or a certified partner was responsible for the device, in this case a MacBook. Refurbished means a third party took care of it. As for the warranty, it's a matter of preference to have a manufacturer warranty or not.

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zonkerrob


quality posts: 5 Private Messages zonkerrob

My first Apple laptop was a 540C; I still have my Pismo. I have owned a half-dozen Apple laptops (and several desktops including a PowerMax if anyone cares) since then, and bought more for family members. I have purchased Applecare on every Apple laptop where it was offered ... when it was $99, when it was $149, and so on ... it's the ONLY thing I have ever purchased added-value insurance on EVER EVER. I used it a couple times and the truly awesome, treat-you-like-a-king-we'll-take-care-of-it-immediately thing was pretty awesome.

But, [$1300] from Newegg vs. [$1500 + $350 Applecare for the same model] here equals $550 more for that level of confidence -- that's an undeniably massive 42% more for insurance.

These laptops are still repairable, unlike the newest ones that feature glued-in batteries, RAM soldered to the motherboard and screens that can't be removed.

I think my early 2008 15" MBP is ready to replace, and I have been watching and waiting for these to come down more on Woot! ... but $550 is too much — WAY too much — to pay for peace of mind on a machine that, if it is like the dozen+ others I have been responsible for maintaining, is responsibly over-engineered and pretty rock-solid.

NinjaMarion


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wonderboy703 wrote:Also you could purchase the 1 year warranty or 2 year warranty from Newegg with your MacBook and still save $100 or Match your value.



Warranty is literally just that. If the hardware breaks, they fix it. Applecare adds tech support, and trust me, it makes a huge difference. Unless it's something obvious like the whole computer won't turn on or the screen has no backlight, you need phone support to figure out why it's doing what and if you don't have that (90 days of phone tech support comes with the computer), you have to pay $19 to get to tech support or buy Applecare before that one year hardware warranty's over.

jaysound55


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jaysound55
NinjaMarion wrote:Warranty is literally just that. If the hardware breaks, they fix it. Applecare adds tech support, and trust me, it makes a huge difference. Unless it's something obvious like the whole computer won't turn on or the screen has no backlight, you need phone support to figure out why it's doing what and if you don't have that (90 days of phone tech support comes with the computer), you have to pay $19 to get to tech support or buy Applecare before that one year hardware warranty's over.



SquareTrade offers a better deal on an aftermarket warranty than Applecare and will cover repairs at any place of your choosing, including Apple.

drwarner


quality posts: 0 Private Messages drwarner

All is True/Henry VIII and Two Noble Kinsmen are widely considered collaborations between Shakespeare and Fletcher. Both are printed in standard academic anthologies (including the Norton) with that caveat.

Both plays are at least more Shakespeare than a macbook pro is not an overpriced toy from a crap company, though.

antonios


quality posts: 0 Private Messages antonios

Don't forget $$$$$ taxes are extra!

I bought this the last time it was up and its not working right and woot is making it impossible for me to return it by not replying to my messages! Are they waiting for the grace period to expire??? NOT COOL.

vampirefrost


quality posts: 0 Private Messages vampirefrost

Does anyone know what generation of core i7 this is ?
There are now 4 different i7 processors out there now.

saramwrap


quality posts: 19 Private Messages saramwrap

These models can have some serious hardware issues with the AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processors - many users have had freezes, trouble booting, display errors, etc. when that discrete GPU is fired up. Many of these issues have cropped up after 2 years of ownership/use (as these are early 2011 MacBook Pro models). I own a 15" version from the same era and it has terrible problems, spent $500+ at the Genius Bar for a new logic board... the new logic board had the same issues, as did a second replacement! That's when I found this thread on the Apple Support Communities with nearly 2,000 comments discussing very similar issues (and there are two additional threads about this on that forum alone).

I'm a lifetime Apple user, but I'd be incredibly wary of these particular models because of the growing number of people with GPU issues. It's not a great deal if you end up sinking hundreds of dollars into repairs!

saramwrap


quality posts: 19 Private Messages saramwrap
vampirefrost wrote:Does anyone know what generation of core i7 this is ?
There are now 4 different i7 processors out there now.



These are second generation "Sandy Bridge" i7 processors.

2.2 GHz specs
2.3 GHz specs

bigray57


quality posts: 10 Private Messages bigray57
saramwrap wrote:These models can have some serious hardware issues with the AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processors - many users have had freezes, trouble booting, display errors, etc. when that discrete GPU is fired up. Many of these issues have cropped up after 2 years of ownership/use (as these are early 2011 MacBook Pro models). I own a 15" version from the same era and it has terrible problems, spent $500+ at the Genius Bar for a new logic board... the new logic board had the same issues, as did a second replacement! That's when I found this thread on the Apple Support Communities with nearly 2,000 comments discussing very similar issues (and there are two additional threads about this on that forum alone).

I'm a lifetime Apple user, but I'd be incredibly wary of these particular models because of the growing number of people with GPU issues. It's not a great deal if you end up sinking hundreds of dollars into repairs!


This why Apple Care is offered on ALL Apple Products. I have a 10+ year old version of this laptop and bought Apple Care when I purchased it. Not a problem until earlier this year, the motherboard finally went. Brought it to my Apple Certified repair place and they told me that since I had Apple Care on the thing (which was obviously expired by now), Apple has a program where for $350.00 they will fix ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!!! They gave me a new motherboard AND I asked them to replace the Airport Card. Not a bad deal!!!

saramwrap


quality posts: 19 Private Messages saramwrap
bigray57 wrote:This why Apple Care is offered on ALL Apple Products. I have a 10+ year old version of this laptop and bought Apple Care when I purchased it. Not a problem until earlier this year, the motherboard finally went. Brought it to my Apple Certified repair place and they told me that since I had Apple Care on the thing (which was obviously expired by now), Apple has a program where for $350.00 they will fix ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!!! They gave me a new motherboard AND I asked them to replace the Airport Card. Not a bad deal!!!



I'm a big proponent of AppleCare, but when there's an intrinsic hardware issue like this, even the replacement logic boards (which are often refurbs themselves) are likely to have the same problems down the line. I'm on logic board #3, some others are on logic board #4 or more. Something's just very wrong with that discrete GPU, and even terrific AppleCare coverage can't offset the frustration of a computer that breaks and breaks. Every time I have to take my laptop in for another diagnosis and repair, it's another week out of my hands. And when my current warranty ends... am I looking at another $350-500+ for more repairs?

I love my 2010 MacBook Pro, but my 2011 has been a lemon... and the fact that bunches of other users have had the exact same experience with this particular processor/GPU combo just doesn't make this seem like the greatest deal.

anderbro


quality posts: 0 Private Messages anderbro
bigray57 wrote:This why Apple Care is offered on ALL Apple Products. I have a 10+ year old version of this laptop and bought Apple Care when I purchased it. Not a problem until earlier this year, the motherboard finally went. Brought it to my Apple Certified repair place and they told me that since I had Apple Care on the thing (which was obviously expired by now), Apple has a program where for $350.00 they will fix ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!!! They gave me a new motherboard AND I asked them to replace the Airport Card. Not a bad deal!!!



You paid $350 to fix a 10 year old computer?

engineire


quality posts: 5 Private Messages engineire
saramwrap wrote:These are second generation "Sandy Bridge" i7 processors.

2.2 GHz specs
2.3 GHz specs



And what generation is the 2.5 GHz i7 (late 2011) sandy bridge?

patric9956


quality posts: 7 Private Messages patric9956
NinjaMarion wrote:Warranty is literally just that. If the hardware breaks, they fix it. Applecare adds tech support, and trust me, it makes a huge difference. Unless it's something obvious like the whole computer won't turn on or the screen has no backlight, you need phone support to figure out why it's doing what and if you don't have that (90 days of phone tech support comes with the computer), you have to pay $19 to get to tech support or buy Applecare before that one year hardware warranty's over.



Think about this a moment - unless you were taking a trip to Mars, 90 days should be plenty of time to figure out any non-hardware issues. After that if you have a problem, it will most likely be a hardware issue that the warranty will address. Newegg has the better deal.

gryhnd


quality posts: 5 Private Messages gryhnd

Apple specs say these only can be expanded to 8GB, but you can actually bump them to 16. I'm running 16 on my 2.4 I7. Short money too...about $80 IIRC:

bigray57


quality posts: 10 Private Messages bigray57
anderbro wrote:You paid $350 to fix a 10 year old computer?


Yes, its a second computer I keep for business in my Florida home when I'm there on vacation. Operating System updated and NEVER a problem with it, and it has THOUSANDS of dollars of software that I need to run my company.

saramwrap


quality posts: 19 Private Messages saramwrap
engineire wrote:And what generation is the 2.5 GHz i7 (late 2011) sandy bridge?



Still second generation. Sandy Bridge were all second gen.

Easy rule of thumb - when you look up the MacBook Pro and if the 4-digit processor number begins with a 2 (e.g. the 2860QM in that late 2011 i7), that tells you it's a second generation i7 processor. Third generation processor numbers begin with a 3 and fourth generation begin with a 4 (surprise!). The first generations i7 processors were all 3-digit numbers instead.

hdtvcamera


quality posts: 3 Private Messages hdtvcamera

USB2? Not a great choice for anyone who needs to move data from CF cards to external hard drives...like video shooters.

leftturney


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hdtvcamera wrote:USB2? Not a great choice for anyone who needs to move data from CF cards to external hard drives...like video shooters.



If you are still using compact flash the speed of USB 2 shouldn't be a concern. Standard class 4 and class 10 sd cards wont even come close to hitting the limit of usb 2. It would only be slower if you were using a UHS I card or greater.

squidward


quality posts: 0 Private Messages squidward

Not negative on the bargoonski here.. just chuckling at this line:

"Wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal with the built-in 802.11n wireless connection"

As a feature opposed to those schmucks who use wires to connect to Wi-Fi!

LOL. Another 7&7 please.

hdtvcamera


quality posts: 3 Private Messages hdtvcamera
leftturney wrote:If you are still using compact flash the speed of USB 2 shouldn't be a concern. Standard class 4 and class 10 sd cards wont even come close to hitting the limit of usb 2. It would only be slower if you were using a UHS I card or greater.



I'm not talking about using a point and shoot camera for video. Shoot 5 SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro CF memory card - UDMA 90MB/s 600x with a Canon 5D mark3 and download them at the end of an 15 hour day. USB3 download to a thunderbolt external drive would be worth every penny.

stevenbradford


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hdtvcamera wrote:I'm not talking about using a point and shoot camera for video. Shoot 5 SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro CF memory card - UDMA 90MB/s 600x with a Canon 5D mark3 and download them at the end of an 15 hour day. USB3 download to a thunderbolt external drive would be worth every penny.



I agree that Apple is boneheaded to not include USB 3 on this premium priced laptop. However you also have the choices of using Firewire800 and Expresscard CF readers.

The_WalL


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leftturney wrote:If you are still using compact flash the speed of USB 2 shouldn't be a concern. Standard class 4 and class 10 sd cards wont even come close to hitting the limit of usb 2. It would only be slower if you were using a UHS I card or greater.



You realize that SD Class 10 is the same as UHS-1, right?

fishfoot


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i think this one can be thinker

phobos1393


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The_WalL wrote:You realize that SD Class 10 is the same as UHS-1, right?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7IL_tH5wx8

Is that so?

zmh1175


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zmh1175
manhandsha wrote:The MacBook we're offering today is Factory Reconditioned. Not quite the same as a refurb, in that you can still purchase an Apple Care plan with our offering. Hope this helps clarify a little bit. Additionally, ours comes with a 1yr Apple warranty, as opposed to the NewEgg 90-Day warranty.



woot products can't be trusted.I purchased the refurbished ipod 4th from woot and scratches anywhere.

eggrob


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zmh1175 wrote:woot products can't be trusted.I purchased the refurbished ipod 4th from woot and scratches anywhere.



Your hundred + creds are compelling -- from one to another. I've gotten a few lemons from Woot over the years myself. But I actually got one of these laptops last time they were up. Haven't broken the seal and turned it on yet, but the unit looks pretty much new.