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Old Dec 19, 2011, 01:12 PM   #1
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Value of Macbook 2009

Hello everyone i was thinking of selling my old Macbook 2009, i usually just give them to a family member but could use the money for college coming up and my ipad is doing me just fine.

I have SL on it, should i put lion on it to make it more attractive to buyers? Thank you all for your help

2009 Macbook, no scratches, no dents.
13.3 inch display.
500GB 7400rpm hard drive.
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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Mac2Sell, Gazelle or eBay (Việt Nam, Türkiye, Česká republika, Hanguk) might be good price checkers.
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I just bought a 13.5" 2009 refurb, 160GB hdd, 2.13 MHz core duo, Leopard. It was university lease. $500. Year warranty. I'd not upgrade to Lion because some people like me have already done that and we get free upgrades to 5 machines for $30.
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I would hold onto it. There is no question you'll need a legitimate computer. An iPad alone will not work. You don't want to have to be borrowing computers/going to the computer lab all the time to type up papers.

Just two cents from a recent grad.
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I would hold onto it. There is no question you'll need a legitimate computer. An iPad alone will not work. You don't want to have to be borrowing computers/going to the computer lab all the time to type up papers.

Just two cents from a recent grad.
I bought a Mac mini a few months ago, and have a traveler bag for it. I was going to use that as my main computer in my dorm. Is that not a good idea? My other two iMac's are being used in the house so i can not take them. I was given a 21.5 inch touch of color samsung monitor and was going to use that with the mac mini.
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I bet the Mac Mini would work fine. Laptops are all the rage for college students primarily because of portability. I doubt that many actually haul them to class and use them to take notes and stuff. I know my kids never did.
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I bet the Mac Mini would work fine. Laptops are all the rage for college students primarily because of portability. I doubt that many actually haul them to class and use them to take notes and stuff. I know my kids never did.
Yeah my cousins always tell me how their laptops were more of a desktop on their desks in their dorms.
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A little late on this post, but being able to take your laptop to the library to work on papers is a huge benefit.
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