2010 used Macbook Air Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by brandonf20, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. brandonf20 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

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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
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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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.
     
  5. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    Don't do it. Save a bit more and buy a newer used model with 4-8GB Ram and better battery life.
     
  7. motrek macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  8. Delmar macrumors 6502

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    If it's in excellent condition & the battery cycle count is low I would offer $375 - $400.
     
  9. quackers82 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  10. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    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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