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Topic # 144286 13-May-2014 21:09
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Here are the specifications: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-i7-2.9-13-mid-2012-unibody-usb3-specs.html

I'm interested in selling it however TradeMe doesn't really give good guidance as to how much a person is willing to pay. It is virtually as good as new, never left the house, no marks or faults. I'd like to get something in the region of $800 but I'd be interested in any reasonable offer.

I'm located in Avalon, Lower Hutt.

Looking to sell as I'm going to get a MacBook Air.




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  Reply # 1043246 13-May-2014 21:09
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  Reply # 1043316 13-May-2014 23:07
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Rather than change to an Air why don't you just put a decent SSD into it? The Macbook's a much more robust and powerful machine. I can tell you from painful experience that the display on the Air is particularly delicate. If you really need super portable and don't mind getting a bit creative with your workflow an iPad mini with a Logitech folio keyboard is a great combination.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1043332 13-May-2014 23:35
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pbolger: Rather than change to an Air why don't you just put a decent SSD into it? The Macbook's a much more robust and powerful machine. I can tell you from painful experience that the display on the Air is particularly delicate. If you really need super portable and don't mind getting a bit creative with your workflow an iPad mini with a Logitech folio keyboard is a great combination.


Is the display quite temperamental in terms of being more delicate? not as robust? I'd be looking at getting the 13.3" MacBook Air if I was to get one. Also, my main concern is that going to get an SSD for it, unless I hack around and enable TRIM I'll find that the performance for the drive will drop like a rock pretty quickly from what I understand where as I'd prefer to have a laptop with an SSD that is fully supported by the OS without any nasty hacks. Btw, my MacBook Pro is a non-Retina version.




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  Reply # 1043356 14-May-2014 03:37
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WITHDRAWN FROM SALE




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  Reply # 1043498 14-May-2014 10:30
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One of the compromises Apple made to make the Air so light is that they skipped the glass screen protector. It's very easy to scuff it. It's also very easy to break, even through pressure on the machine when it's closed in a bag. The iPads are (in my experience anyway) really pretty tough, while the Airs aren't.

For a cheap as chips SSD try this.

http://www.laptopbattery.co.nz/Hard-drives/Solid-State/120GB-SSD-KingSpec-C3000-SATA-III-7mm-25inch-LBN52123.htm

As far as I can tell you can enable TRIM for any SSD



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  Reply # 1043542 14-May-2014 11:17
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pbolger: One of the compromises Apple made to make the Air so light is that they skipped the glass screen protector. It's very easy to scuff it. It's also very easy to break, even through pressure on the machine when it's closed in a bag. The iPads are (in my experience anyway) really pretty tough, while the Airs aren't.

For a cheap as chips SSD try this.

http://www.laptopbattery.co.nz/Hard-drives/Solid-State/120GB-SSD-KingSpec-C3000-SATA-III-7mm-25inch-LBN52123.htm

As far as I can tell you can enable TRIM for any SSD


From the sounds of things the MacBook Air has become Apple's 'price fighting' entry level computer along the lines of where the old plastic MacBook used to occupy.

I've had a check through discussions online and there seems to be a split between those who think TRIM is necessary and those who say that having TRIM is nice but for the average person the garbage collector actually does a pretty good job already.

Regarding enabling TRIM on SSD in OS X - you can enable it but it requires a kernel extension hack which I'd prefer avoiding for stability and reliability concerns.

I had a look at the new 'Retina' generation of MacBook Pro's and that is probably better suited for what I want - I'll keep an eye out on things given that it gives me the slimmer and lighter profile yet has a robust build quality.




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  Reply # 1043547 14-May-2014 11:25
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MacBook Air is on my to get list. I had a MacBook Pro but gave it to my son for Uni, I really like it though it was a tad heavy




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