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MacBook Pro 15" 2014 - $175 (Sedona Shadows)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Apple
model name / number: MacBook Pro 15
Discounted from $250 down to $175. Don't procrastinate.

I have a 2014 15" MacBook Pro running the Intel 4770HQ CPU. The detailed specs may be found here:
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-i7-2.2-15-iris-only-mid-2014-retina-display-specs.html

Briefly, here's a good description of the machine:
- 16GB of RAM (soldered to the mobo, no slots in this model)
- 256GB SSD (which may be swapped out for a larger one if you wish; see macsales or Amazon websites)
- The usual ports - Two USB3-A, HDMI, Two USB-C/Thunderbolt/Displayport, Unified headphone/microphone jack, MagSafe (for charging - charger included), SD Card slot.
- The battery was replaced by Apple a few months ago so it's essentially new.
- FaceTime camera works perfectly (even in Windows!)
- Currently running Windows 10; the BootCamp software is installed so the trackpad supports tapping, two-finger scrolling, two-finger "right-click". Note that there is no macOS installed. I'll explain below.

The latest version of macOS supported by this machine is v11 (Big Sur) but Apple stopped providing security updates and Adobe's apps require macOS 12 or newer. Therefore, I wiped the SSD and installed Windows 10 (fully updated as of 4/13/24) so the machine can continue to get security updates and can run the latest Adobe software (and many other apps whose developers abandoned Apple's older machines).

What's wrong with this machine?
- There's a slight dent above the HDMI port but it works properly. (See closeup photo.)
- The audio does not play clearly through the internal speakers but, using headphones or bluetooth speakers works fine.
- The screen's anti-glare coating is wearing away around the edges of the screen but you can't see this unless you turn off the backlighting -and- turn the screen brightness way down -and- position the machine so there's a reflection from a window. In other words, it's there but unseen in normal use. I've included a photo where I intentionally tried to get the screen issue to show using the above method.
- One of the plastic feet is missing. (See photo.)

Bottom line: Other than the cosmetic issues and the audio, this machine works fine. However, if Windows 10 is not your cup of tea and would prefer some version of macOS (personally, I loved 10.13 High Sierra), let me know and I'll provide a USB installer for macOS.

If interested, please reply to this post and we'll arrange something. Provide your phone# and I'll text you back.
Thanks!

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