Advise please: Upgrade long overdue

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by smh2012, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. smh2012 macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    Hi Folks,
    I'm still running a circa 2007 white macbook MB062LL/A. I've added up to 3GB RAM and Apple replaced the logic board 2 years ago for some long-ago problems. The battery was replaced about 1 year ago and I had to tape up the cord to prevent the cat from eating it. It still runs on snow leopard, but can't get most of the benefits out of the newer OS. What are the chances I can sell this thing? At what price?

    I'm a bit torn about what to buy next. Part of me wants to wait and see if there is an Oct release of a 13" retina MBP, but I'm fairly certain that the 13" air will be fine. I assume the rMBP will be in the $1600 ball-park for a base model (4GB ram, let's predict discrete graphics). How would you compare to a maxed 13"air? Is i7 really worth it for a scientist who wants to run parallels, and does some image manipulation in photoshop?

    Anything else that I should think about would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    The MB062LL/A looks like it is bringing around $250-$300 in recently completed auctions on eBay.

    A new MBA would be a HUGE upgrade from what you have now.
  3. smh2012 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    It's pretty surprising actually that a 5 year old laptop still brings in $200. That's pretty telling about the residual value of what wasn't nearly the top of the line when I bought it.

    I'm leaning towards the i5. I'm not sure that the i7 will future proof much and I would rather put that $100 into accessories that I need anyhow.

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