Hi folks, Here is my trusty 17” MacBook Pro, reluctantly up for sale now that I’ve had to downsize. It’s an A1297 (specifically MC725B/A), but with RAM and storage significantly upgraded. Summary specifications: Model Identifier:MacBookPro8,3 Processor Name:Intel Core i7 Processor Speed:2.2 GHz Number of Processors:1 Total Number of Cores:4 L2 Cache (per Core):256 KB L3 Cache:6 MB Memory:16 GB Graphics:Intel HD Graphics 3000 512MB I’ve owned it from new and it's served me well I can guarantee you’ll be very pleasantly surprised by its performance - with the Fusion drive, boot times are up there with the current (late 2013) MacBook Pro. (The drive has been erased/wiped with zeroes and a fresh install of OS X Mavericks is ready for initial setup.) The Fusion Drive is a 240GB/750GB pairing; an OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G with the stock Apple (Toshiba) HDD. (Physically, the HDD takes the place of the Superdrive, and the SSD takes the place of the HDD. Hence there is no Superdrive in this unit. The Disk Utility shot attached shows this is an OS X Fusion Drive and not a simple logical disk group.) The MacBook is in excellent condition; everything is in perfect working order. It’s been mainly used for iOS and .NET development (simultaneously running OS X and Windows 7 under Parallels), home video storage/editing and working (OK, playing) with Ableton Live. I can’t see any dead pixels in the (1920x1200 glossy) screen - it’s been regularly cleaned with iKlear and is spotless - and the machine is based in a smoke-free and pet-free home. Battery life is good for its age (stats are in the attached System Report pics attached). The only cosmetic marking is where the zip on my (somewhat snug) laptop bag has marked the front corners. (Marks are clearly shown in the attached pics.) It really is a great MacBook; I can provide the full Apple System Report on request. The machine will be despatched in its original box with original charger, mains cable etc. I’ll also throw in the compatible aluminium Apple Remote. I’m looking for £900 including insured postage within the UK; offers will be considered. (Postage estimate is £30, so I'll take this off the price for a collection.) If you have any questions, or need me to post additional photos, let me know in this thread. Photos and system report pics follow: Price and currency: 900GBP (offers considered) Delivery: Delivery cost is Included Payment method: Bank Transfer Location: Manchester, UK ______________________________________________________ This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads. By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here. Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment: Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too Name and address including postcode Valid e-mail address DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It's in your best interest to check out these details yourself.