I've never even touched a mac, but I do know I LOVE Apple. I know there's the normal issues with buying a used macbook pro, but I'm not asking about that. I found one for 900. Now I've already asked for pictures and shipping info and ALL of that jazz. It's a 15" and I'm visually impaired so 13 is too small for me. I'm currently using a 11" heh..not the best. My question is. Is buying a used 2009 model macbook pro a good idea? I mean I will probably never have the money for a new 15" or 17" and I'm trying to figure out if this is the best idea. it's got Lion on it already and the apple care runs out in June. if you need more here you go ::: Product Identifiers Manufacturer Apple Product Family MacBook Pro Model ID MacBookPro5,4 Model Number A1286 MPN MC118LL/A UPC 885909315710 Processor Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed 2.53 GHz Number of Cores Dual-Core Motherboard Bus Speed 1066 MHz Display Display Technology LCD Screen Size 15.4" Display Max. Resolution 1440 x 900 Technical Features Security Features Kensington Lock Slot Expansion Ports 2 x USB 1.1, 2 x USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ-45 (NIC) Expandability 1 x MMC Card Slot, 1 x SD Card Slot Special Features Integrated Video Camera, MagSafe Power Adapter Port Hard Drive Hard Drive Capacity 250 GB Hard Drive Rotation Speed 5400 RPM Storage Controller Type Serial ATA Memory Installed RAM 4 GB RAM Technology DDR3 SDRAM Max Supported RAM 4 GB RAM Speed 1066 MHz Installed Cache Memory 3072 KB CD / DVD Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW Optical Drive Read Speed 24x (CD), 8x (DVD) Optical Drive Write Speed 24x (CD), 4x (DVD+R Dual Layer), 4x (DVD-R Dual Layer), 8x (DVD+R), 8x (DVD-R) Optical Drive ReWrite Speed 10x (CD-RW), 4x (DVD+RW), 4x (DVD-RW) Video Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Installed Video Memory 256 MB Audio Audio Output Type Headphones, Line Out, Sound card, Speaker(s) Audio Input Type Integrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Microphone, Optical Digital In Networking Networking Type Bluetooth, Integrated Wireless LAN, Network Adapter Data Link Protocol AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n Battery Battery Run Time 5 Hours Battery Technology Lithium polymer Dimensions Depth 9.82 in. Height 0.95 in. Width 14.35 in. Weight 5.5 lb. Miscellaneous Release Date June, 2009 Input Method Keyboard, Trackpad Sellers words: Great computer updated with newest OS. Only reason to sell is that I got a smaller Mac for easier travel. This will come with a black sleeve as a bonus! Nothing more than a few scratches on the bottom (not deep) and a few slight scratches on top. Screen is in perfect condition. Power cord and smaller plug adapter included as well. Apple Care protection still active on the computer!!