2010 used Macbook Air Questions

brandonf20

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Original poster
Sep 16, 2014
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Hello,
I have the opportunity to purchase a used 2010 Macbook air, with the following for the price of $500.

Processor Speed:
1.40 GHz
Product Family:
MacBook Air
Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard
Screen Size:
11.6"
Release Year:
2010
Memory:
2 GB
Hard Drive Capacity:
64 GB
Country/Region of Manufacture:
United States
Processor Type:
Intel Core 2 Duo
UPC:
885909422586



Basically I am clueless when it comes to this stuff. I have used macbooks before for work and would like to get one for the home, casual internet, occasional simple video editing and storing photos. Is this a good deal at 500? any help would be appreciated

Thank you
 

Koodauw

macrumors 68040
Nov 17, 2003
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Madison
This price seems pretty high. I think you can do better. I think I sold my 2011 with 128GB for not much more than that.
 

flowrider

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Nov 23, 2012
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I agree with the above post. Also, 2GB of RAM may not be enough and 64GB of storage is pretty skimpy in todays world.

Lou
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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All I want to say is for folks who are buying used laptops: How many charge cycle on that battery? Otherwise u will be looking an extra $200 expense soon.

Also, it's taken care of cosmetically? Laptop's keypads get soiled with oily sweats over time if not regularly cleaned.
 

SmOgER

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Jun 2, 2014
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Price depends on your location.

If you live outside US that price looks OK. Not exceptional deal, but you won't easily find a better specced MBA for that price in most EU countries.

New base model MBA in EU costs like what.. $1250+
In US it's starting at $899.

That trend remains in the 2nd hand market.
 

motrek

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Sep 14, 2012
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I think the market price for a base model 11.6" MBA from 2010 is around $450-$475.

I recently sold one of these on Craigslist for $475. It took me over 2 weeks to find a buyer who was willing to pay that much. I had a lot of interest when I was trying to sell it for $500 but everybody flaked on me. I had some offers of $450 right when I listed it.

Mine was in excellent condition though with the battery showing 90% of original capacity so your milage might vary.
 

Delmar

macrumors 6502
May 10, 2012
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Texas
If it's in excellent condition & the battery cycle count is low I would offer $375 - $400.
 

quackers82

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Mar 13, 2014
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Might not be a big thing for you, but is for me, the 2010 Air is the one that does not have the back lit keyboard.
 

ryannel2003

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Jan 30, 2005
1,775
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Greenville, NC
Just as a comparison, I paid $599 for an Apple refurbished Mid 2012 11" MacBook Air. 4GB RAM, 1.7GHz Core i5, 64GB SSD. Machine has a full year warranty as well.
 
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