Price Advice Macbook Pro '09 Good Purchase?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Alewis11720, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Alewis11720 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2012
    Hello i need advice on my laptop situation. I found a 2009 13" macbook pro for $500. It wasnt used to much and is operating Mountain Lion and has 150 gb and
    2gb ram.

    My current laptop is a Toshiba Satelite A505 the usb ports dont work and it doesnt hold charge without being plugged in.

    It has 4Gb of ram and Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

    Do you think this would be wise investment or should i just stick with my toshiba?
  2. Spink10 Contributor


    Nov 3, 2011
    All depends on your budget - better value to purchase a 11 or 10 model. IMHO
  3. Alewis11720 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2012
    I forgot to mention I am a college student so i cant just go and buy a 2012 macbook
  4. Attonine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2006
    Fujairah, UAE
    You can google around and see what these sell for. If the price is OK for you go for it. I had one of these at the same time as a 17 2009 MBP. I used the 13" way more than the 17. Great little machine.

    Max out the RAM when you can, and if possible pop in a SSD and you're be good for several more years.

    I'm still on the 2009 17" now, and it needs to last me a few more years before I upgrade.
  5. brendu macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2009
    if it is in good condition I would say go for it. That is the machine I am running. You can upgrade the RAM to 8GB pretty cheaply and when you have the cash put in a SSD very easily and it is a awesome machine. Mine never lags or slows down for what I use it for (lots of tabs web browsing, office, messages, ical, reminders, pixelmator, itunes, iPhoto. Unless you are going to be video / audio editing or using a lot of photoshop it will be a good mac, just be sure to upgrade the ram.

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