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Posted · Original PosterOP

so i am thinking of getting a older macbook for school and video/music editing

2009-2010 macbooks

do you think it is worth it 100-200$

specs 

Late 2009

2.26 Ghz core 2 duo

1-8 gb of ram

9400m 256 MB

MID 2010

specs

2.4 GHz

1-16gb of ram

320m 256MB

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imho no.

Way out of date, not even receiving OS updates anymore. Either stick with Windows, or save up more and get a more recent (used) model that is currently supported.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, .Ric. said:

imho no.

Way out of date, not even receiving OS updates anymore. Either stick with Windows, or save up more and get a more recent (used) model that is currently supported.

I Don't need a new one and they can run the latest version using a patch 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, .Ric. said:

imho no.

Way out of date, not even receiving OS updates anymore. Either stick with Windows, or save up more and get a more recent (used) model that is currently supported.

and they just dropped support this year

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2 minutes ago, Mattk13 said:

and they just dropped support this year

 

4 minutes ago, Mattk13 said:

I Don't need a new one and they can run the latest version using a patch 

It's still a no to me. I'd never buy a 9 or 10 year old machine, regardless if it's Apple or not.


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2 hours ago, Mattk13 said:

so i am thinking of getting a older macbook for school and video/music editing

2009-2010 macbooks

do you think it is worth it 100-200$

specs 

Late 2009

2.26 Ghz core 2 duo

1-8 gb of ram

9400m 256 MB

MID 2010

specs

2.4 GHz

1-16gb of ram

320m 256MB

C2D models: no.

Core i5 models: depends. From 2nd Gen up, maybe.

 

Q: Is your budget maxed out at $200?

 

I can't really recommend buying such an old machine, although I was running a late 2011 MBP 13" up until last year. Fairly fast with an SSD and RAM upgrade and yes, I even edited videos on it and used it for Photoshop. The screen is not the best, the resolution is low and even if you can edit videos with it, expect it to be slow at times and the scrubbing through the timeline can be... slow as well. Especially if you're gonna edit 1080p.

 

If you really want to buy one and can one in good condition for cheap, here are some key points you should look out for:

 

- i5 at least 2nd Generation minimum.

- 8 GB RAM minimum.

- Intel GPU only.

(The dedicated GPUs of that era are just junk and will cause more problems than anything else: see https://www.youtube.com/user/rossmanngroup)

- make sure the battery is fairly new or you can get a replacement for cheap.

 

A better choice would be to save up to around $450-550 and get a 2013ish MBP to be honest. Sometimes you can get the 2013 MBPs cheaper.

 

Luke Miani - Is it possible to buy a MacBook as a 'budget' laptop:

Luke Miani - 2013 MBP:

 

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Luke's Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/LukeMianiYouTube/

 

Edited by LexCalifornia
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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, LexCalifornia said:

C2D models: no.

Core i5 models: depends. From 2nd Gen up, maybe.

 

Q: Is your budget maxed out at $200?

 

I can't really recommend buying such an old machine, although I was running a late 2011 MBP 13" up until last year. Fairly fast with an SSD and RAM upgrade and yes, I even edited videos on it and used it for Photoshop. The screen is not the best, the resolution is low and even if you can edit videos with it, expect it to be slow at times and the scrubbing through the timeline can be... slow as well. Especially if you're gonna edit 1080p.

 

If you really want to buy one and can one in good condition for cheap, here are some key points you should look out for:

 

- i5 at least 2nd Generation minimum.

- 8 GB RAM minimum.

- Intel GPU only.

(The dedicated GPUs of that era are just junk and will cause more problems than anything else: see https://www.youtube.com/user/rossmanngroup)

- make sure the battery is fairly new or you can get a replacement for cheap.

 

A better choice would be to save up to around $450-550 and get a 2013ish MBP to be honest. Sometimes you can get the 2013 MBPs cheaper.

 

Luke Miani - Is it possible to buy a MacBook as a 'budget' laptop:

Luke Miani - 2013 MBP:

 

Edit:

Luke's Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/LukeMianiYouTube/

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, LexCalifornia said:

C2D models: no.

Core i5 models: depends. From 2nd Gen up, maybe.

 

Q: Is your budget maxed out at $200?

 

I can't really recommend buying such an old machine, although I was running a late 2011 MBP 13" up until last year. Fairly fast with an SSD and RAM upgrade and yes, I even edited videos on it and used it for Photoshop. The screen is not the best, the resolution is low and even if you can edit videos with it, expect it to be slow at times and the scrubbing through the timeline can be... slow as well. Especially if you're gonna edit 1080p.

 

If you really want to buy one and can one in good condition for cheap, here are some key points you should look out for:

 

- i5 at least 2nd Generation minimum.

- 8 GB RAM minimum.

- Intel GPU only.

(The dedicated GPUs of that era are just junk and will cause more problems than anything else: see https://www.youtube.com/user/rossmanngroup)

- make sure the battery is fairly new or you can get a replacement for cheap.

 

A better choice would be to save up to around $450-550 and get a 2013ish MBP to be honest. Sometimes you can get the 2013 MBPs cheaper.

 

Luke Miani - Is it possible to buy a MacBook as a 'budget' laptop:

Luke Miani - 2013 MBP:

 

Edit:

Luke's Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/LukeMianiYouTube/

 

I only want the white unibody ones cause i don't need anything powerfull i just need it for garge band imovie and youtube 

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On 11/10/2018 at 10:26 AM, Mattk13 said:

I only want the white unibody ones cause i don't need anything powerfull i just need it for garge band imovie and youtube 

Well then you should watch this:

 

And this:

 

And maybe this:

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 hours ago, LexCalifornia said:

Well then you should watch this:

 

And this:

 

And maybe this:

 

I am not getting this to game i already have a pc that can game 

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1 hour ago, Mattk13 said:

I am not getting this to game i already have a pc that can game 

Maybe it was intended to showcase that it's not the slowest machine you can get, performance wise, maybe you could've just watched it^^ -.-


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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, LexCalifornia said:

Maybe it was intended to showcase that it's not the slowest machine you can get, performance wise, maybe you could've just watched it^^ -.-

i did awhile ago

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