getting a used Macbook Pro : what to check & its # of battery cycles

sunhux used Ask the Experts™
I'm checking out a used Macbook Pro 15",  768GB flash storage, i7.

how do I verify it's an i7  &  the storage is an SSD/flash (not HDD)?

There's BatteryInfoView  for Windows which can view how many times
a battery has been used.  Is there a similar freeware for Macbook Pro
running on OSX (think it's the 2nd latest version)?

Guess I have to look for scratches/dents on the screen & if its Wifi
works.  Anything else?
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Top Expert 2013
this should help for the battery :

system info :
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2016

Main menu bar -> Apple logo -> About this Mac -> Storage

It will show: 768 GB Flash Storage

Ask vendor for a screenshot.


Main menu bar -> Apple logo -> About this Mac

Check 'MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch ...)' model and search for known issues, ask vendor if any repairs have been done.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

Get the serial number before purchase, and then check the stolen equipment web sites to see if it's known to be stolen.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial