Late 2008 Unibody Al Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rdp5008, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    rdp5008

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    Jun 23, 2006
    Location:
    Florida
    #1
    Hey guys.

    I'm running a 2008 Unibody Al Macbook and just upgraded to 10.8.2. All seems to be running fine. I think it could run more smoothly but I've never experience 10.8.2 on newer hardware.

    My Macbook:
    • 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
    • 6 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    • 750 GB 7200 RPM HDD

    Anyone else still rocking this? I just decided to upgrade (hackintosh) my 1.6 GHz G5 (see other post) and I think I can run this mac for a few more years. I might eventually upgrade to a SSD and 8 GB ram instead of dropping the cash on a new MB Pro. I use a tablet with keyboard dock when I travel but I still prefer my Macbook for usability. Also running ArchLinux in dual-boot. Fun!

    So how much better do day-to-day applications run on the latest hardware? I use Linux and Windows PCs and workstations for my work so my Macbook is for light work, web browsing, light photo editing, etc... As I get older it is getting harder to justify spending the cash on the new Apple machines.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Location:
    USA
    #2
    If it works for you, keep it. The newest machine is always a little bit faster, you'll go broke trying to keep up. Why buy a new machine if you don't need it?
     

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