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Current version by: Uas ,

Title:

Need help and tips for buying a new MBP Retina

Text:

Hi,

My MBP from 2011 has the known GPU issue. So I want to buy a new MBP. I want to buy it second hand from the internet, because my budget isn't enough for a new one.

I want a retina MBP with 15" screen.

* I saw on the internet that the most machines are with 8GB memory; is this enough?
* Is it true that I can not upgrade the memory and HDD like my 2011 machine?
* Is there a model year that has issues with the GPU, CPU etc? Like the 2011 model? (from what year is the best machine?)
* Are there other things I need to know before I buy the MBP?

Thanks in advance!

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Retina
MacBook Pro 15" Retina

Status:

open

Original post by: Uas ,

Title:

Need help and tips for buying a new MBP Retina

Text:

Hi,

My MBP from 2011 has the known GPU issue. So I want to buy a new MBP. I want to buy it second hand from the internet, because my budget isn't enough for a new one.

I want a retina MBP with 15" screen.

* I saw on the internet that the most machines are with 8GB memory; is this enough?
* Is it true that I can not upgrade the memory and HDD like my 2011 machine?
* Is there a model year that has issues with the GPU, CPU etc? Like the 2011 model? (from what year is the best machine?)
* Are there other things I need to know before I buy the MBP?

Thanks in advance!

Device:

MacBook Pro 15"

Status:

open