Cold Feet with buying 2009 MBA HELP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by GriiMz, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    £490 for it. What do you think?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    wow.

    ripoff.
     
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    Mlrollin91

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    Mac2Sell states the value of the computer at £330-450 depending on the hard drive in the MBA.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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

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    Yep it's SSD.

    SO do you guys think wait 3 weeks for a refurbished macbook pro 2010?
     
  11. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay thanks, anyone else?
     
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