22.07.2019

Mbp 1.20 For Mac

  1. Mbp 1.20 For Macbook Pro

Deckadance 1.20 (RC3) for Win32 & Mac OSX. Im using the osx version on a macbook pro,2.2ghz C2D, 2gigs of ram and on leopard i run istat pro in dashboard, and i've noticed that deckadance runs very high resource wise, around 80% & 90%. Only deckadance is running at the time. So, you need an old copy of MBP? We have all the known versions of MBP available to download below, just click the version. 1.20r2 Full Version (Mac Only).

Quote: Is there a certain graphic card i need even though i don't use videos? The GPU in the 15' model is more than fine, video or not. My current main DJ-ing laptop is exactly what you're talking about.2.7gHz i7, came with 8gb RAM (I've seen no reason to upgrade that, SL+ME don't come close to using more), and if you want a nice 'real-world' speed boost put in a good SSD in place of the stock drive. Replacing the optical drive with a second internal hard drive is a nice option with the non-retina models and I've done that as well. Quote: PC has been giving me hell straight out the box Well.if you 'start djing with by this weekend' a MacBook Pro is certainly a good 'safe' choice. Have you done any of the usual troubleshooting/tweaks to get audio running better on Windows though?

If your Windows PC has an AMD CPU, forget what I just wrote and go get the MacBook Pro right away. Here are the PC'S i been using,each one of em i have had a different problem with from freezing,slow loading, & cpu limiter light coming on to name a few HP dv7-6c95dx Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 8GB RAM, 750GB Hard Disk HP g6-1d38dx Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 4GB RAM, 320GB Hard drive HP pavalion dv6 LW218UA Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) 6GB RAM, 750GB Hard Disk. Quote: Here are the PC'S i been using,each one of em i have had a different problem with from freezing,slow loading, & cpu limiter light coming on to name a few HP dv7-6c95dx Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 8GB RAM, 750GB Hard Disk HP g6-1d38dx Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) 4GB RAM, 320GB Hard drive HP pavalion dv6 LW218UA Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) 6GB RAM, 750GB Hard Disk I here by challenge anyone of our die hard windows fans aka Mac haters to assist you (dj res-q) in getting your windows pc's up and running flawlessly and/or to your satisfaction. Windows users have been takin a serious ass kicking from Mac users around here for years, so this could be a good look for yall. OK, who's brave enough to step up and prove all us Mac users wrong? Quote: Have you done any of the usual troubleshooting/tweaks to get audio running better on Windows though?

Those aren't all that hard to do for even a 'novice' Windows user, and the information has been widely available for many years for the various incarnations of Windows going back to the 3.0 days. I believe stuff has been posted about that in this forum from time to time. Try this to start with: and follow the Blackviper link on that page to go more in-depth with shutting off un-needed 'services'. Even just deleting (or at least shutting off) some of the garbage extra software that comes loaded on a lot of Windows PC's can make a huge difference.

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Video is a whole other animal, but it really should not be hard to get a decent non-AMD Windows laptop (that meets minimum specs) to work well with Scratch Live or SDJ. Cheap crap laptops regardless of brand are always a big gamble. Quote: Oh btw dj res-q, get the best 15' you can afford if you choose not to take on the challenge.lol Here are the two i looked at to choose from Macbook Pro Aluminum Unibody Laptop with a 15' LCD with the original box.

2.53 Core 2 Duo Ghz Processor, Fast with 4GB DDR3 Ram, and a 320GB Hard Drive, DVDRW Super Multi Drive, 15' LCD, iSight Webcam, Bluetooth, Backlit keyboard, Good Battery. Comes Loaded with the newest Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Has iChat, iLife with iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, Safari Macbook Pro Aluminum Unibody Laptop with a 15' LCD, in the orginal box. 2.66 Ghz Intel i7 Processor, Fast with 4GB DDR3 Ram, and a 500GB Hard Drive, DVDRW Super Multi Drive, Dual Graphics Cards, 15' LCD, iSight Webcam, Bluetooth, Backlit keyboard, Good Battery. Loaded with the newest Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Has iChat, iLife with iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and iWork, Safari. Quote: I just found one on craigslist at a store for 1100.It's a 17 2.66 with 8g ram That sounds like a dual-core 2010 model, there was never a quad-core i7 MacBook Pro offered at that particular CPU speed.

The 2011 models with quad-core i7's were offered at 2.0, 2.2, 2.3, and later in 2011 with 2.5 and 2.5 gHz processors. Both the quad-core CPU's and the improved chipset that went with them accounted for a very substantial performance boost compared with the 2010 models. I had both generations, there's a big difference.

Out of all the 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pro generational performance increases, 'mid-2010' to 'early 2011' was by far the largest. Quote: I just found one on craigslist at a store for 1100.It's a 17 2.66 with 8g ram That sounds like a dual-core 2010 model, there was never a quad-core i7 MacBook Pro offered at that particular CPU speed. The 2011 models with quad-core i7's were offered at 2.0, 2.2, 2.3, and later in 2011 with 2.5 and 2.5 gHz processors. Both the quad-core CPU's and the improved chipset that went with them accounted for a very substantial performance boost compared with the 2010 models. I had both generations, there's a big difference.

Out of all the 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pro generational performance increases, 'mid-2010' to 'early 2011' was by far the largest. So stay away from this one? Quote: Is there a certain graphic card i need even though i don't use videos? The GPU in the 15' model is more than fine, video or not. My current main DJ-ing laptop is exactly what you're talking about.2.7gHz i7, came with 8gb RAM (I've seen no reason to upgrade that, SL+ME don't come close to using more), and if you want a nice 'real-world' speed boost put in a good SSD in place of the stock drive. Replacing the optical drive with a second internal hard drive is a nice option with the non-retina models and I've done that as well.

+ 15' dis is wat im using. Never had any problem. Custom build it. Macbook pro 15' Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 384 MB Software OS X 10.8.5 (12F37) 500 GB Flash Storage. Quote: Oh btw dj res-q, get the best 15' you can afford if you choose not to take on the challenge.lol Here are the two i looked at to choose from Macbook Pro Aluminum Unibody Laptop with a 15' LCD with the original box. 2.53 Core 2 Duo Ghz Processor, Fast with 4GB DDR3 Ram, and a 320GB Hard Drive, DVDRW Super Multi Drive, 15' LCD, iSight Webcam, Bluetooth, Backlit keyboard, Good Battery. Comes Loaded with the newest Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Has iChat, iLife with iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, Safari Macbook Pro Aluminum Unibody Laptop with a 15' LCD, in the orginal box. 2.66 Ghz Intel i7 Processor, Fast with 4GB DDR3 Ram, and a 500GB Hard Drive, DVDRW Super Multi Drive, Dual Graphics Cards, 15' LCD, iSight Webcam, Bluetooth, Backlit keyboard, Good Battery. Loaded with the newest Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Has iChat, iLife with iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and iWork, Safari Processor isn't a issue with Mac,but ram eventually will be with Serato DJ, make sure you get at least 8 gigs if you have a massive library. Serato DJ uses a lot of virtual memory in comparison to Scratch Live & Itch.

I like to run other apps simultaneously and sometimes need SL to read iTunes and have a nice size library. Although it's stable with only 4gb of ram, technically far more than I need. 8 gb means damn near no lag what so ever. Quote: Oh btw dj res-q, get the best 15' you can afford if you choose not to take on the challenge.lol Here are the two i looked at to choose from Macbook Pro Aluminum Unibody Laptop with a 15' LCD with the original box. 2.53 Core 2 Duo Ghz Processor, Fast with 4GB DDR3 Ram, and a 320GB Hard Drive, DVDRW Super Multi Drive, 15' LCD, iSight Webcam, Bluetooth, Backlit keyboard, Good Battery.

Comes Loaded with the newest Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Has iChat, iLife with iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, Safari ok cool Macbook Pro Aluminum Unibody Laptop with a 15' LCD, in the orginal box. 2.66 Ghz Intel i7 Processor, Fast with 4GB DDR3 Ram, and a 500GB Hard Drive, DVDRW Super Multi Drive, Dual Graphics Cards, 15' LCD, iSight Webcam, Bluetooth, Backlit keyboard, Good Battery. Loaded with the newest Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Has iChat, iLife with iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and iWork, Safari Processor isn't a issue with Mac,but ram eventually will be with Serato DJ, make sure you get at least 8 gigs if you have a massive library. Serato DJ uses a lot of virtual memory in comparison to Scratch Live & Itch. I like to run other apps simultaneously and sometimes need SL to read iTunes and have a nice size library.

Although it's stable with only 4gb of ram, technically far more than I need. 8 gb means damn near no lag what so ever. Quote: none of dat brother. U said money wasnt an issue to u.

We give u the best specs to hav the right mac to do wat we all on this site love to do, DJ. N u kept goin around, n instead of buying sumthing new u went bought a refurbished item.

MONEY ISNT AN ISSUE? I wasn't saying Money ISNT AN ISSUE like i'm rich or something,all i was saying is i don't mind paying for a nice macbook.I wasn't asking the forum where to get a Mac for 200 dollars i wanted help on not making the mistake of getting the wrong thing.I'm sure when you bought your mac & your dj equipment you didn't take it straight to the counter without looking at the price tag.I bet you did your research too for the best deal posible.

Quote: good to hear, i just my upgrade my 13 & 15 inches if i can find someone that wants to buy my current macs What did you upgrade to a 17? You think it's a good idea to have a MBP for a backup to? Hey Joee email me (lf12374@gmail.com) i have a 2011 15inch 2.2 i7 i wouldn't mind finding someone to sell that one to get the 2012 15inch retina than i have a 13inch 2.4 core 2 dual again i would sell that one to get a 13inch retina i always roll with two mac's, what if your doing a wedding or gigin at a club and something goes wrong with your computer than what, i carry a backup computer and a backup hard drive for working dj's this is a must! I'm looking at a similar refurbished laptop from apple now: Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display Originally released February 2013 15.4-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 256GB Flash Storage 720p FaceTime HD Camera NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory Would this work for me?

Planning on running SSL + ME + Resolume. It looks like it's only got the one graphics card though:S Also i'm in australia so it's like $600 more for me than the other guy payed. I'm still tempted to go the 13' due to the fact that I love the size of that laptop - clubs in aus don't always have much space in the consoles:S but given the advances we've had with technology/software/video clips, what are the real world differences between the video cards? Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 13' non retina Intel Iris Graphics - 13' and 15' Retina NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory - 15' Retina NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory - 15' Retina Does it play THAT big a part given everything seems to be improving? Quote: You got very lucky on them then.

Based on my own experiences with troubleshooting several AMD-based machines over the years with audio, I'd say Serato's recommendation to avoid AMD is spot-on. It's about time people stopped pointing the finger at AMD and started pointing it at Intel. The Intel compiler Serato is hooked on (and 90% of the rest of the programming world) is notorious for crippling AMD performance and they lost a law suit in 2010 for this practice. My recommendation is Serato starts releasing CPU optimized builds using each companies compilers. AMD provides a compiling suite and I already pointed this company in the direction.

Nothing personal, but i'm tired of seeing ignorance to the real issue cause a vast regurgitation of misinformation. Quote: I here by challenge anyone of our die hard windows fans aka Mac haters to assist you (dj res-q) in getting your windows pc's up and running flawlessly and/or to your satisfaction. Windows users have been takin a serious ass kicking from Mac users around here for years, so this could be a good look for yall. OK, who's brave enough to step up and prove all us Mac users wrong? Blah Blah.BLAAAAHH.

I have proved you wrong before Pdidy and could easily do it again.I would take this challenge and you know this but the issue in this case is the AMD. Let me clairfy one thing if using serato your best bet is to buy a mac no doubt espeically if your doing video. That being said I am using an HP that is not AMD and it does run flawless and have had no issues. The only issue I have ran into is codecs once you have that solved it's a wrap. If serato would make a 64bit app I bet this would solve most off these issues maybe not with amd becasue serato an amd don't play well together but other cpu's it might help a lot a lot. Quote: what are the real world differences between the video cards? Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 13' non retina Intel Iris Graphics - 13' and 15' Retina NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory - 15' Retina NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory - 15' Retina A massive part.

Utterly MASSIVE Intel CHips are not true video cards at all. They are taking ram from the computer to be used to process video where the true NVIDIA cards have there own memory. With Serato video they are never going to perform as well. There are a few users who do video with a 13 and all say they don't get near the performance that the users with dedicated cards get.

Yes they still work, just not as well. And with HD videos making there way in, I would want all the power I can get. Quote: On a PC intel card wont even work. Now there are guys on here scream that the intel chis are power enough serato just hasn't optimized there software for it.

That could be true, but its a moot point, what could be possible doesn't matter, only what will work. I agree 100% I have dual cards and have never gotten it to work at all just using the Intel card. I don't think the intel card would be strong enough to run anything that needed serious graphics processing thus the dual cards. The only benfit of a intel card in my case is the abilty to save power by using intel card when on battery which does work really well I might add.But you can't run serato video on battery or with an intel chip. Quote: I here by challenge anyone of our die hard windows fans aka Mac haters to assist you (dj res-q) in getting your windows pc's up and running flawlessly and/or to your satisfaction. Windows users have been takin a serious ass kicking from Mac users around here for years, so this could be a good look for yall.

OK, who's brave enough to step up and prove all us Mac users wrong? Blah Blah.BLAAAAHH. I have proved you wrong before Pdidy and could easily do it again.I would take this challenge and you know this but the issue in this case is the AMD.

Let me clairfy one thing if using serato your best bet is to buy a mac no doubt espeically if your doing video. That being said I am using an HP that is not AMD and it does run flawless and have had no issues. The only issue I have ran into is codecs once you have that solved it's a wrap. If serato would make a 64bit app I bet this would solve most off these issues maybe not with amd becasue serato an amd don't play well together but other cpu's it might help a lot a lot. I only use the pc's to download music & search the web,My macbooks are for djing only. Quote: You got very lucky on them then.

Based on my own experiences with troubleshooting several AMD-based machines over the years with audio, I'd say Serato's recommendation to avoid AMD is spot-on. It's about time people stopped pointing the finger at AMD and started pointing it at Intel. The Intel compiler Serato is hooked on (and 90% of the rest of the programming world) is notorious for crippling AMD performance and they lost a law suit in 2010 for this practice. My recommendation is Serato starts releasing CPU optimized builds using each companies compilers. AMD provides a compiling suite and I already pointed this company in the direction. Nothing personal, but i'm tired of seeing ignorance to the real issue cause a vast regurgitation of misinformation. I have used AMD PCs for years and have always selected AMD over intel wether building my own PC or buying.

My laptops have run ssl with no problem. I don't do video so I can't speak to that, but I've never had an issue with SSL on either laptop. Both are HP AMD machines.

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Quote: I here by challenge anyone of our die hard windows fans aka Mac haters to assist you (dj res-q) in getting your windows pc's up and running flawlessly and/or to your satisfaction. Windows users have been takin a serious ass kicking from Mac users around here for years, so this could be a good look for yall. OK, who's brave enough to step up and prove all us Mac users wrong?

Blah Blah.BLAAAAHH. I have proved you wrong before Pdidy and could easily do it again.I would take this challenge and you know this but the issue in this case is the AMD. Let me clairfy one thing if using serato your best bet is to buy a mac no doubt espeically if your doing video. That being said I am using an HP that is not AMD and it does run flawless and have had no issues. The only issue I have ran into is codecs once you have that solved it's a wrap.

If serato would make a 64bit app I bet this would solve most off these issues maybe not with amd becasue serato an amd don't play well together but other cpu's it might help a lot a lot. Uuuum dont you think youre a lil late to this party.lol but by all means please prove me wrong cause all im hearing is a cop out. It's never too late to join in on a Mac vs. PC thing.:) Replace the AMD with an Intel, Fixed. I have a pre unibody Mac I haven't used since I have been using my PC. Yesterday I used it and noticed that I am having issue playing 2 HD vids at the same time it freezes. Time to get a new Mac.

Or is there something I can do that I don't know of I am a PC guy but not even close to a Mac Guy. I will most likely buy a used mac for backup a 17in like my hp. Will a Mac with a 512 video card run two hd videos without issue.

There is no issue on my PC running HD videos but it has a quad core and 2gig of video Ram along with 6gb of on board ram which is sad because the 6gb isn't being used because Serato is not a 64bit app. Quote: Replace the AMD with an Intel, Fixed. Easily explained by the compiler choice. That's been my argument. Mark this day and heed my words. There will be a day they can no longer ignore integrated graphics (APU) and AMD is leading the pack here. It's only a matter of time, in your life time, that an AMD APU is adopted into Apples line and the code will have to be optimized for it.

When it does, the compiled code will translate to PC's running these APU's and the PC vs. MAC, or Windows Vs. Os/X argument will dissolve once and for all. Integration is where hardware always moves. Anyone who doesn't believe that, or that AMD can't perform with video, needs look no further than the 3 latest (and top selling) game consoles on the market right now.

Difference being the compiled code is optimized for their architecture. Until then i'm gonna enjoy my used MAC and save my pennies for the first AMD based pro:).

Quote: what are the real world differences between the video cards? Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 13' non retina Intel Iris Graphics - 13' and 15' Retina NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory - 15' Retina NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory - 15' Retina A massive part.

Utterly MASSIVE Intel CHips are not true video cards at all. They are taking ram from the computer to be used to process video where the true NVIDIA cards have there own memory. With Serato video they are never going to perform as well. There are a few users who do video with a 13 and all say they don't get near the performance that the users with dedicated cards get. Yes they still work, just not as well.

And with HD videos making there way in, I would want all the power I can get. Thanks for the info once again - I don't do video often but I'm trying to sell it more within clubs in Aus, hence why i'm debating the expense but I think you've nailed this one for me. So here's what i'm down to (note prices are in aus dollars) Option 1: By brand new. NYD, I'm in the EXACT same position as you. I have 2011 17 inch that needs replacing and I'm looking at the same options you are (with canadian pricing). I want to go with this one, but price is a big obstacle. Though it has the most powerful video card available and that might be the detail that pulls it out for the win.

Also to note this SSD is faster than option 2. A good way to save $400 but you loose a year off the computers lifespan (since its a year old already) plus half the video ram, and a generation older CPU. Honestly its between 1 and 3 for me. Though if I was looking into this option finding one with the hires anti-glare display.would be a must. I want the extra pixels for the boosted screen space. But this option also requires some upgrades. 1TB Samsung SSD would be going in at the same time, and I would move the factory drive to an opt bay.

Quote: development of external software (ME, Resolume etc) will demand more from the machines we use. Well sound like you might want to step your game up in the future and use things like Resolume and Video Mapping. In that case, the most powerful computer possible might be your best choice. Option 4 - Not really practical but still doable. Also I'm seriously considering this option. If I start getting a few more gigs doing visuals I might go this route. Mac Pro (Trash Can) tower.

They are small, fit in a backpack, a apple wireless trackpad and keyboard don't use up much space and can also fit in a bag. You could buy any LCD monitor you like and put it in some sort of road/suit case. Or require a LCD monitor be supplied on your rider. Even more money but SO MUCH POWER!!!! Quote: So option 1 for the long haul and get used to externals now. Or option 3 do the upgrades and be ready to replace it in 3 years when you pushed it as far as possible. This is a veryyy good point, and more why i'm considering Option 1 to future proof and also expand what I do currently.

Mbp 1.20 for macbook pro

I don't know anything about resolume but it's looking pretty impressive, if I can incorporate whatever into my set's to sell myself more I will - but need the capability to do so. Option 1 - I'll be set for a few years if I get used to externals Option 2 - less 500 and less a year off the lifespan Option 3 - less 1K and less a year and a half off the lifespan, but I'm more likely to get what I want in terms of storage and ram at a reasonable price and i'm somewhat not limited in the future except for processor and GPU? Quote: Another thing to consider. I am looking at doing more advanced video setup with my computer. Which means I need a Video input capture card.

Well the capture cards I would want to use are Thunderbolt. And only the retina have 2 thunderbolt ports which would be needed if I want to take an input and output at the same time.

The thunderbolt port you mention, it would be used for output - which means i'm down to Firewire and two USB 3.0 ports on the mac if I go with the old one. Which should be fine still but again one more thing to think about:S. Quote: thanks kurve, looking to avoid the external drive - just nervous about another piece of equipment in the chain, not sure why i just feel way more comfortable with all internal gear. Actually I wouldn't worry about one or two pieces of external gear. For example, I'm running a 4TB external firewire hd with all my videos on it.

Also gonna scoop up one of those CINQ monitors as well. ^^^^^^^ +1 I have used externals the whole time on my mac firewire 800 mostly but have used esata and usb 2 and 3. I have a 6tb with about 4.5 tb of video on it that I use but not often because I use the 2tb drives as they hold the music I really want to play. If you have to use external I would go firewire 800 simply because you can go from one firewire drive to the next drive.

On my PC the laptop I have had a second harddrive bay already there I put a 2gig drive in it one less thing to worry about on pc. For some reason serato as far as pc really don't work well with external hardrive especially those that have been formatted for mac. They work but just not as good. Im in the same boat as far as looking for a mac. I am not going to buy a new one just don't see the need I have a PC that can do hd videos with no issues only issue is I love ME so I want to get another mac. My current Mac is the one with the gray keys I got it the day the unibody ones came out. 2.5ghz 4 gig of ram running Mountain.

It done me well but now with hd videos I am having issue running stuff now. So what year model do you guys suggest that will work because that's where I will start looking. I am going 17 inch because the PC laptop I have is 17 and I love the size I can see everything so much better just need to know what year model can handle the hd videos without issue. One more question as this could be software what version are u guys running if you are doing hd videos I might have to down grade my software down to 10.6 or something like that.

Mbp 1.20 For Macbook Pro

Guys just chiming in here. Saw this on Craigslist and it looks almost too good to be true. Hello This is a Lightly used 15' Macbook Pro. This Laptop is in mint condition with Zero Scratches or marks on the outer case.

This laptop is in almost new condition and has been sitting for a while unused. The battery has 15 cycles on it (the normal life of a battery is 300). This laptop is in perfect functioning order, with all features working. This Laptop has 8GB of Ram & 750GB Hard drive. Looking to upgrade from my 07' pro.

Should I go new or head after this? He's looking for $950 Thanksss.

Quote: Guys just chiming in here. Saw this on Craigslist and it looks almost too good to be true.

Hello This is a Lightly used 15' Macbook Pro. This Laptop is in mint condition with Zero Scratches or marks on the outer case. This laptop is in almost new condition and has been sitting for a while unused. The battery has 15 cycles on it (the normal life of a battery is 300). This laptop is in perfect functioning order, with all features working.

This Laptop has 8GB of Ram & 750GB Hard drive. Looking to upgrade from my 07' pro. Should I go new or head after this? He's looking for $950 Forgot to add it's an i7 quad core with the 8gig DDR3 Ram LED screen I'll be running Serato DJ & also Serato. I am a new serato user looking to get Back in the game and buy my first Mac. Saw this on craigslist and might jump on it.

My only issue is I'm worried spending that much on a used from CL. Should I be worried? Here's AD: Model: MacBook Pro 15' inch - Early 2011 Model Identifier: MacBook Pro 8,2 Processor: Intel Core i7 2.3 GHz - Quad Core Memory: 8 GB ram Hard Disk: Apple Hard Disk of 750 GB Bluetooth: YES Camera: YES FireWire: YES Graphics / Display: Intel HD Graphics 3000 - 512 MB Display Resolution: 1680. 1050 Thunderbold: YES Power / Battery Health Information: Cycle Count: 8 Condition: EXCELLENT Like New - NO Scratches. Software: OSX 10.9.5 - Fresh installed. Price: US $ 775 CASH.

Price is FIXED. Quote: I am a new serato user looking to get Back in the game and buy my first Mac. Saw this on craigslist and might jump on it. My only issue is I'm worried spending that much on a used from CL. Should I be worried? Here's AD: Model: MacBook Pro 15' inch - Early 2011 Model Identifier: MacBook Pro 8,2 Processor: Intel Core i7 2.3 GHz - Quad Core Memory: 8 GB ram Hard Disk: Apple Hard Disk of 750 GB Bluetooth: YES Camera: YES FireWire: YES Graphics / Display: Intel HD Graphics 3000 - 512 MB Display Resolution: 1680.

1050 Thunderbold: YES Power / Battery Health Information: Cycle Count: 8 Condition: EXCELLENT Like New - NO Scratches. Software: OSX 10.9.5 - Fresh installed. Price: US $ 775 CASH. Price is FIXED.

I've bought Mbps off eBay with no problems. But they're all different as are sellers. Quote: Whats up fam,i'm going to buy a mac book to start djing with by this weekend and i need to know which is better to use out of the 13 inch or the 15.Price is not the issue and i don't spin video,I use the ns6 & ns7 with serato dj. I just wanna get the right one so i won't have to be worried about upgrading again anytime soon.Does the 13 have enough screen room,is the 15 to much real estate?

I'm a current pc user looking for something better tired of the crashes & other problems.Thanks 13 & 15 are the screen reference, 13 inch or 15 inch. The question u really wanna ask yourself is what type of specs u need.

Apple has designed OS X/macOS so that one can just upgrade to the next version, 'over the top,' seamlessly. With this kind of upgrade, all user data, settings and accounts remain as before, and that works for most users most times. However, there are occasions when a user needs to do what's called a 'Clean Install.' This is like setting up a Mac as if it first came out of the box and then personal data is restored.

This article, after a brief introduction, will list the steps needed for that Clean Install. There are some users who suspect that a Clean Install is a good way to approach a complete new version of OS X or macOS.

Over time, a lot of cruft, that is, unused extensions, app support files, preferences and other files in your Library folder or System Library folder can become troublesome or even a security issue, like Java. Or just take up too much space.

See, for example: ' In addition, sometimes the normal housecleaning process with apps like Spring Cleaning and App Zapper can't solve a particularly difficult issue, and the only way to get a fresh start is a Clean Install. But First, Let Me Talk You Out of Doing This A Clean Install, as you'll see below, can be a time intensive process. On the other hand, over the years, we've learned that OS X is pretty good about ignoring things that are no longer applicable.

For example, in OS X Yosemite, unless a kernel extension is digitally signed by Apple it won't load. Adam Christianson has written 'If you aren’t really having any issues or problems then just download the new OS, install over the top and go on your merry way.'

We both agree that an over the top is generally the best idea. Those who still pursue the thought of a Clean Install usually reconsider when they realize that everything they own will be deleted from the Mac. The boot drive is erased. All user accounts are deleted. All the files in all the user accounts (spouse, children, family cat) will be deleted. Every document, movie, song and photo will be deleted. All network settings are deleted.

Every application and its license files will be gone. Forging Ahead However, there is a way to do a Clean Install and restore all your data if you really want to. That's what this article is all about.

In summary, you will:. Make thorough backups of your entire boot drive in several ways. Erase your boot drive. Install OS X El Capitan (or macOS Sierra). Restore your network settings, user accounts and all data.

That means email, photos, music.everything. I suggest you read this entire article first, understanding all the steps before you begin. Steps #5 and #6 require some preparation, are particularly tricky and must be handled with care.

The Clean Install Process Step #1. Prepare and Verify. Disconnect any unnecessary peripherals such as printers, tablets, microphones, etc.

Try to work with just attached drives and a wired mouse and keyboard. Identify which items are backed up to iCloud. System Preferences iCloud. Use Disk Utility to make sure your boot drive permissions are all repaired and that the disk directory is verified as good. This will make sure your Time Machine backup doesn't get scrambled. Then you're ready for the next step. I recommend two methods.

Time Machine. Do one last Time Machine backup. ( Menu Bar Time Machine Backup Now.) Later, if you have a curent Time Machine backup and something goes very wrong, you can boot from the and do a complete erase (Disk Utility) and then restore from your Time Machine archive. You'll be back where you were before you started. File by file with.

This is a preferred tool by many for making an exact copy of your boot drive to an external Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD). That way, you can always mount that external drive, access and copy over individual files. Notes: 2.1 You may want to have a log of all your application licenses in a copyable format so that when you restore your apps, you'll have this information handy and can paste it in. I use BBEdit. 2.2 If you try to take a short cut and just copy back in your Library folder, to make licensing easier, you'll be defeating the idea of a Clean Install.

That's because the personal Library folder is one place that typically needs a thorough housecleaning. 2.3 Take note of all your mission critical apps and make sure they're all compatible with El Capitan. A great resource for that is. Barring sufficient information there, you'll have to visit the developer's website. 2.4 Some simple apps can be copied back to the Applications folder in El Capitan and run just fine.

Others will require an installer that places supporting files on your Mac in various places, for example, your personal Library folder. Catalog these apps so that you'll know which ones came from the Mac App Store and can be readily recovered and those which require you to download a new installer from the developer's website. 2.5 Note that Carbon Copy Cloner takes care of accounts on your Mac other than your own. For example, your spouse. Dont forget those! Next page: Steps #3 to #7: Download, Install and Restore.

Page 2: Download, Install, Restore Step #3. Go to the Apple Menu App Store. And download the El Capitan installer. It will be placed in your Applications folder with the name: 'Install OS X El Capitan.app,' and it will auto launch. Immediately quit (CMD-Q) out of the upgrade process and move this file from Applications to somehere else, say, a Flash drive. It's about 6 gigabytes.

Boot from the recovery partition and use Disk Utility to repartition the Mac's main boot drive. Name the partition something meaningful, select the HFS journaled option for the partition and use the Advanced Option to select GUID. That makes an Intel Mac drive bootable.

Ahead of time, prepare a bootable USB Flash drive with El Capitan on it. Follow these steps in a great Macworld article by Dan Frakes: ' Note, you'll need an app called to complete that procedure. Alternatively, on an alternative process to create a bootable Flash drive. Install OS X El Capitan on the internal drive and reboot the Mac. Rebuilding Your Apps & Data.

Right after you boot El Capitan the setup process will start. Here's where it gets tricky, and you have two options. This is a simpler option, but violates the spirit of a pure Clean Install. You can elect to restore user accounts and settings from Time Machine. One good set of restore options is as follows:. Users folder - Yes.

Applications - No. Settings - Yes. Other files and folders - Yes Then restore your apps. By the way, Menu Bar items will be in you own account, but also be aware of System wide device drivers, for example, mouse or trackpad drivers.

For the apps, you'll probably have a mix of Mac App Store apps and apps directly from the developer. Here's where that list you made comes in handy.or- Step #6b. Elect to start all over with the restoration of your applications, documents, and drivers.

Keep in mind that this can be a relatively tedious option because you may have all your email, photos and music in quasi-OS X databases such as Mail App, (or others), Photos or iTunes and a manual restore of the supporting files requires you to know how they're structured, where they are and how to pull them back in. This will be time consuming, error prone and require experience. Also note that you'll be rebuilding your keychain and password keeper, like 1Password, if you use it.

No matter which option you chose, 6a or 6b, when you sign into iCloud, things like your mail (after you rebuild or log in to your account), calendar, contacts, reminders, Safari bookmarks, etc, will sync up if you had previously selected those items in iCloud sync. If you elected to have an iCloud keychain, it will sync up as well. If you can afford it, make a fresh set of backups to brand new external drives. If you run into a problem, Murphy's Laws dictate that it'll be right after you overwrite your backups.

If that's not possible, wait for quite awhile to be sure everything is all good, then redo your file backups on the drive you first used. When you attach your Time Machine drive, it should ask if you want to use this disk and if you want it to pick up from the old Time Machine data (Recommendation: say Yes). Then you'll have a before and after TM archive. Wrap up This process is an art form for an experienced user. Careful, wise decisions will result in a clean install of El Capitan that has all your personal data and settings restored.

Solid backups will ensure that if something goes wrong or you need to back out of the procedure, you can revert to where you were with Time Machine—in addition to having Finder accessible copies of every file on your Mac. A clean Install is a lot of work, but it may be the only recourse in some difficult cases. For the vast majority of users, a simple 'over the top' upgrade will be preferable, easier, faster and less error prone.

And OS X will likely be just as fast.