2008 MBA still useful?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by blaza, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. blaza macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone--

    I was hoping someone could take a look at this MBA and give me some opinions on it:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/33061081673...NX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_500wt_1202

    It appears to be a MB940LL/A model which according to WIKI is the late 2008 model. Its got 1.86ghz with 128gb SSD.

    For only $610 it seems like a pretty solid deal. I'd be getting it as a secondary computer to mostly surf and stream video, espn3.com, and such. Is this worth pursuing?
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    That auction already ended, unless you were the winning bidder.
     
  3. blaza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey man, I spoke with the guy and he was willing to hold it since I'm local. Any thoughts on the model?
     
  4. sloan47 macrumors member

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    I'd save your money and get a refurb 2010 model instead. You'll spend a little more but you'll get a much more powerful system.
     
  5. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    Go for a newer model, 2010 should be fine.

    on a side note

    I'm always amazed at how people describe their listings, "excellent condition" when in fact you can see a bunch of scratches and a noticeable dent
     
  6. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Why spend $600 on a computer that won't perform well? Even the video streaming is subpar. For a little more, you can get a 2010 11" air that will do it well.
     
  7. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    My 2006 MBP 15" still goes strong and most 2008 apple laptops are still perfectly useable. But the MBA 2008 isn't one of those models. Get an 2010 or 2011 model.
     
  8. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd suggest you either get a 2010 or 2011 model. They're both perfect for your uses.
    What you lose with the 2008 model: Performance (duh), the new trackpad (it's a big deal, trust me), and the warranty, which is important.
    edit: I forgot to mention better battery life!
     
  9. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Yup, for that price, the 2011 is a much better deal.
     

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