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Yesterday, 11:09   #1
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Macbook on pigsback

Would appreciate thoughts on this macbook refurb,
https://www.pigsback.com/en-ie/offer...ech-market-ltd

IS it worth the money? What kind of performance could I expect, use for photoshop and Lightroom mostly as well as usual entertainment purposes
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Yesterday, 11:12   #2
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No, it’s ancient - core 2 duo cpu for example.
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No, it’s ancient - core 2 duo cpu for example.
thank you, what kind of spec should I be looking for? Bit of a philisitine when it comes to knowing how to buy a laptop
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That's the 2009 model. I have one and it breaks my heart tondo anything on it in the slightest!
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That's the 2009 model. I have one and it breaks my heart tondo anything on it in the slightest!
Yep says it in the specs on fairness to the seller.

Just bought a non mac laptop for less than that brand new (2019 model).
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Yep says it in the specs on fairness to the seller.

Just bought a non mac laptop for less than that brand new (2019 model).
what laptop did you get?
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That would've been a mid-range spec around 12 years ago....nothing to do with being against Mac, but you would be tenfold better off getting a new €300-400 laptop. Not only would it be new, it would be significantly faster.

Equally from looking on Adverts you can pick up 2nd hand Macbooks with similar spec for €150-200.
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What do you need to do with what software? Start there and then figure out your max budget. Then we can give you advice
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What do you need to do with what software? Start there and then figure out your max budget. Then we can give you advice
Just photoshop/lightroom as well as general entertainment, as mentioned in opening post
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In general, anything on Pigsback is not a bargain. Its either knock off junk or refurbished ancient tech like this.
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this is a solid performing 4-core cpu laptop with great all-metal build quality, great keyboard, full hd ips screen and very portable at 1.5kg

it also has good thermal design so can get the best performance out of that particular chip (can run at high speeds longer)

it's 550 £ but any cheaper laptop is going to be plastic build and with a worse screen and just generally not as good.

this will provide good performance for years.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-Mate...mputers&sr=1-2
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what laptop did you get?
Not the flashest model by a long shot but fir WFM where I'm storing everything on a work server it is fast and does the trick.

We were given a tax free allowance to buy equipment before this all blew up, wanted to keep my personal laptop for exactly that - personal stuff.

https://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/9175479/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7COffice%2C+PCs+and+phones%7C14418968/Trail/searchtext%3EASUS.htm
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Just photoshop/lightroom as well as general entertainment, as mentioned in opening post
For general multimedia use, a general run of the mill 400 laptop from the usual places will do the job. But, once you start with the Adobe Suite, regardless of which app, you will need a decent Graphics card, otherwise you will be pulling your hair out, especially if you are going to deal with RAW images or high end processing.
What is your budget?
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For general multimedia use, a general run of the mill 400 laptop from the usual places will do the job. But, once you start with the Adobe Suite, regardless of which app, you will need a decent Graphics card, otherwise you will be pulling your hair out, especially if you are going to deal with RAW images or high end processing.
What is your budget?
the amd chips, especially the new 4000 series (just coming out now) have both cpu power and very good integrated graphics - would easily cope with Adobe - even the video editing (which is actually more about cpu than gpu for the most intensive tasks such as rendering).

the main problem with cheaper laptops for this work is getting a quality colour-accurate screen - you just won't find that in a laptop under 700/750 euros.
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