Best used macbook air or macbook pro?

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Posted 7th OctEdited by:"Raja007"
I have never used apple macbook and thinking to switch from window laptop. There are so much models out there and i am confuse which one is best value macbook pro or macbook air ..i dont play games on laptop..just light video editing and battery life is important my budget is £500 to £600 ..i have done little research and most people are suggesting late 2013 or mid 2014 macbook pro ...your suggestions?
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The late 2012 'non-retina' Macbook Pro is still popular as it was the last truly upgradable Macbook in that you can put in your own choice of RAM and SSD inside it. I use a 2011 MBP that I added RAM and a Crucial MX500 SSD to and it's a nice slick machine for what I do with it and a good battery life, though I'm on High Sierra as Mojave isn't supported on it. Once you go past the 2012 MBP it becomes harder to upgrade them and with the Air models the RAM was soldered in place so that couldn't even be switched out.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 7th Oct
For £500-£600 you can buy Mackbook 12 2016 or 2017. Not the best performer, but nice looking. Way better compare to Pro’s and Air’s from around that time.
A recommendation for the early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch model.

You should be able to pick one off eBay or Gumtree for £400 to £500.

The SSD can be upgraded with a small adaptor and a cheap NVME ssd if 128GB storage is not enough.

Anything newer will probably be slower in the real world. Battery life is around 10 hours if you find one with a healthy battery..
Is Apple MacBook Pro 11,1 i5 4288U/8GB Ram/512GB SSD is good buy for £550

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Apple MacBook Pro 10,2/i5-3210M/8GB Ram/256GB SSD/13" for £400
Edited by: "Raja007" 7th Oct
Raja00707/10/2019 23:06

Is Apple MacBook Pro 11,1 i5 4288U/8GB Ram/512GB SSD is good buy for …Is Apple MacBook Pro 11,1 i5 4288U/8GB Ram/512GB SSD is good buy for £550OR Apple MacBook Pro 10,2/i5-3210M/8GB Ram/256GB SSD/13" for £400


First one is a late 2013/mid 2014 and is expensive at £550 - maybe £400 ?

Second one is a mid 2012 model and is crazy expensive at £400 maybe £300 and best avoided at that price unless you need a DVD drive......

I paid £260 for a 13 MacBook Pro 11,1 8GB/512GB SSD (late 2013) a couple of months ago for my sister. US keyboard but pretty well unmarked and runs beautifully.......That's a bit less than £550 !!
tintin707/10/2019 23:17

First one is a late 2013/mid 2014 and is expensive at £550 - maybe £400 ? …First one is a late 2013/mid 2014 and is expensive at £550 - maybe £400 ?Second one is a mid 2012 model and is crazy expensive at £400 maybe £300 and best avoided at that price unless you need a DVD drive......I paid £260 for a 13 MacBook Pro 11,1 8GB/512GB SSD (late 2013) a couple of months ago for my sister. US keyboard but pretty well unmarked and runs beautifully.......That's a bit less than £550 !!



where did you got it from? I am checking in CEX because got some voucher to use but their description is often vague
Raja00707/10/2019 23:19

where did you got it from? I am checking in CEX because got some voucher …where did you got it from? I am checking in CEX because got some voucher to use but their description is often vague


Gumtree....

There are a few early 2015 (MacBook Pro 12,1) on CEX but I have no idea of their grading system and it would depend on how much voucher credit you have !
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tintin707/10/2019 23:58

Gumtree....There are a few early 2015 (MacBook Pro 12,1) on CEX but I have …Gumtree....There are a few early 2015 (MacBook Pro 12,1) on CEX but I have no idea of their grading system and it would depend on how much voucher credit you have !



I bought many phones from CEX and their grading is best as per my experience ..many of their grade B phones were mint ..never got any laptop from them yet..my voucher is £440 and I see one MacBook pro 12, 1



Apple Macbook Pro 12,1(AZERTY)/i5-5257U/8GB Ram/256GB SSD/13"/OSX which is £535
That's a foreign one - the AZERTY bit tells you it's got a different keyboard layout.

If you want to know what the models numbers are, the 12,1 bit then look at everymac.com Fine the Mac you're looking at and it will tell you on there. For example, the one you've got in your post above mine is this:

everymac.com/sys…tml

I changed to Mac in 2011 and have never been back - there's a bit of a learning curve to start with, but not much and it's easy enough to google anything you need to know. Much better machines, they are more expensive, but they just work a lot better and they really hold their value. Imagine trying to sell a 4 year old Windows laptop for £500
Edited by: "Cakeboy79" 8th Oct
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