Thursday Dec 27, 2007

Apple 15" MacBook Pro Laptop For Sale

Sold -- no longer available

Condition: Almost New. Same model currently sells for $2499 + tax from Apple. (You can check for yourself by going to the Apple Store.)

Shipping: local pickup preferred. I live in downtown Mountain View and work in Menlo Park, California.

Price: $1900 cash or check with valid ID. Credit card is $60 extra for transaction fee. Priced to sell so I can enjoy the rest of my break. :-)

Specs

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro Notebook Part number: MA896LL/A
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB, 160 GB disk, matte display
  • Newly pre-installed with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"
  • Comes with original box with all accessories, some unopened

Why am I selling it? There is nothing wrong with it. I purchased this in August 2007, before my company gave me with a new MacBook Pro to use instead. I've only used this one for a couple months and then it sat unused. I now have time to sell it because my company shuts down over the holidays. I've erased the hard disk and pre-installed Mac OS 10.5 Leopard on it so it will behave upon power up just like you bought it new from an Apple store with the "Welcome to Leopard" setup video.

I'm a software engineer living in Silicon Valley. This is an excellent development and home computing machine with a very nicely designed user interface. It is an x86-based CPU and so you can also use it to run other operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Solaris simultaneously using virtualization software like Parallels or VMware Fusion, which is NOT included. I used to use a PC laptop running Windows XP before and I like this machine much better as do other engineers I know who have switched to MacBook Pros as their development machines.

I posted this on eBay originally, but then decided to try craigslist because I prefer a local pickup so I don't have to mail it. The pickup location is negotiable but I live in downtown Mountain View and work in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley. I checked comparable prices and set the price to be low so I could enjoy the rest of my break :-). If you are interested, leave me a comment and I will contact you. Thanks!

Wednesday Dec 26, 2007

Winter Break and Getting a Round Tuit

Sun has a Winter Break this week and so my goal is to complete some tasks that I've been meaning to do.

One of them is selling my MacBook Pro that I bought recently. I've wanted one for a long time but I was unsure when I would get one from work. I got tired of waiting and so I bought my own personal one last August from an Apple Store. Then soon after, the work laptop arrived and so I no longer need my personal one. If you're interested, feel free to leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.

Monday Dec 24, 2007

MacBook Pro Battery Indicator Problems

The battery icon in the menubar of my MacBook Pro was showing a black "X" instead of the time remaining. It looks like it also prevented the battery from being charged correctly. I found this article on how to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) that fixed the problem.

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