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GriiMz
Sep 20, 2011, 04:56 PM
Hey guys basically the jist of it is that i'm rather nervous about getting a MBA. I have a super desktop and this is only really needed for browsing and a bit of editing. My main concern is the 1 usb port and I heard there were heating issues with the 2009 MBA. This is second hand off Gumtree and has applecare until April 2013. It is 1.8Ghz with 2GB ram. So my questions I need answered are...

1. Is 2GB of ram enough really?
2. Do the 2009 MBA's have many issues or is it rare?
3. Would it be better to wait 3 weeks and get a refurb MBP from apple for 300 more?

Thanks for any help and advice



scarred
Sep 20, 2011, 05:00 PM
You missed the most important information. How much are you paying for this?

50 bucks? Ya, go for it. I wouldn't pay more then $99 for it. It is going to be a paper weight quite quickly. I bet you the battery is probably crappy.

GriiMz
Sep 20, 2011, 05:01 PM
You missed the most important information. How much are you paying for this?

50 bucks? Ya, go for it. I wouldn't pay more then $99 for it. It is going to be a paper weight quite quickly. I bet you the battery is probably crappy.

490 for it. What do you think?

scarred
Sep 20, 2011, 05:02 PM
490 for it.

wow.

ripoff.

GriiMz
Sep 20, 2011, 05:21 PM
anyone else care to help?

Mlrollin91
Sep 20, 2011, 05:27 PM
Mac2Sell states the value of the computer at 330-450 depending on the hard drive in the MBA.

Namysome
Sep 20, 2011, 05:28 PM
I would not buy the older 2009 model. I think you will be limited with it. As you mentioned 1 USB only, Heat issues, slow hard drive (not SSD).
You won't even be able to play high definition movies/clips.

I think you should at least go for the 2010 because there are huge differences when it comes to performance.

orfeas0
Sep 20, 2011, 05:31 PM
Mac2Sell states the value of the computer at 330-450 depending on the hard drive in the MBA.
wait, do you litterally mean HARD DRIVE? Or does it have an ssd?
Because if it has a hard drive, don't buy it... Sucky cpu with sucky ram and sucky HDD = worthless. Try and get a 2010 one with an ssd.

appleguy123
Sep 20, 2011, 05:43 PM
wait, do you litterally mean HARD DRIVE? Or does it have an ssd?
Because if it has a hard drive, don't buy it... Sucky cpu with sucky ram and sucky HDD = worthless. Try and get a 2010 one with an ssd.

The old MacBook Air's only had the SSD as a premium option, so it's likely that that MBA only has a HDD.

GriiMz
Sep 20, 2011, 06:00 PM
The old MacBook Air's only had the SSD as a premium option, so it's likely that that MBA only has a HDD.

Yep it's SSD.

SO do you guys think wait 3 weeks for a refurbished macbook pro 2010?

Astrofox
Sep 20, 2011, 06:01 PM
For that amount of money do not even think about buying, especially if you want to edit anything.

Keep watching Gumtree for at least a 2010 model Air, or any semi-recent MBP.

GriiMz
Sep 20, 2011, 07:00 PM
For that amount of money do not even think about buying, especially if you want to edit anything.

Keep watching Gumtree for at least a 2010 model Air, or any semi-recent MBP.

okay thanks, anyone else?

aeboi
Sep 20, 2011, 07:46 PM
Go for a 2010 model instead