advice please Apple MacBook MC516LL/A 13.3

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by marshallbedsaul, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    So,
    I have the option to pick this mac in a refurb with a 2 year warranty. It will be for my wife and she happens to want this body style. My question is will the 2gb of ram be fast enough? Ideally this would last her 2-3 years. Her uses would only be web browsing, iPhoto, and youtube, (streaming video)
    I can pick up this system for 475.00 in 9/10 condition with the warranty.
    Covers everything apple covers plus accidental damage.

    So advice ?
    do it
    dont
    spend more money for better system?

    thanks.
     
  2. gooser macrumors 6502

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    get more ram. 4gb minimum. for your needs you don't need to save up for a more expensive computer. and if she takes care of it it may last twice as long as you want. i am sure that you know that you can buy that same model on e-bay for about half that amount with no warranty and probably scratched all to hell. are you getting this from a trusted seller? are you sure?
     
  3. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    I would be buying from micro center., picking up locally.
    A few friends of mine recommend., and they have always had stellar service.
     
  4. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    picked up the 4gb model and it seems pretty solid, what is the max gb I can do for the mac? 6?
     
  5. Bomb Bloke macrumors regular

    Bomb Bloke

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    This thing? Sounds like 4gb is its limit. Frankly, for YouTube/iPhoto/web browsing, you shouldn't need more; though you'll find that upgrading the OS too far past what it shipped with will slow it down quite a bit.
     

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