Of course not for gaming. For making Garage Band songs, iMovie video editing, Safari surfing, MS Office, Facetime chats, and playing videos off the external? A model with 4GB RAM, 1.7ghz Core i5. $300 is within my budget and a way for me to get into these great mac programs, and even it being from 2012, im sure the battery life will still smoke the 90 minutes of battery life I get from my old Toshiba Sattelite. Gotta know because of the inability to expand the RAM, and hard drive, though I would order a 128gb microSD card and move as much data to it as possible.