Can 2009 Macbook play 1080p YouTube videos?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by EightyTwenty, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. EightyTwenty, Dec 20, 2016
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    EightyTwenty macrumors 6502

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    Looking at buying one as an inexpensive way to use OS X (I think it can run El Capitan). My only requirement is that it can play 1080p YouTube videos flawlessly (no stutter).
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

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    Why do you want to play 1080p on a screen which does not have enough pixels to display it (1280 x 800 on a 2010 Macbook) ?
     
  3. EightyTwenty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because it will be hooked up to a 1080p monitor... obviously.
     
  4. David G. macrumors 65816

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    I don't have a 2009 MacBook but I started up my maxed out early 2008 MacBook 4,1 (2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM) and it stutters with 720P in Safari and Chrome and is demolished by 1080P in Chrome. One bug difference between the 4,1 and the 5,2 is that the 5,2 has an actual graphics card. There might be hope yet!
     
  5. EightyTwenty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!
     

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