Great time to buy a MacBook white

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  1. powerpcguy macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure if this has been discussed before or not, but it seems like a great time to buy a MacBook white. For 200 USD I just picked up a mid-2010 unibody with 4 gigs of ram, 250 gb hd, & 2.4 GHz Core Duo. The white MBs look dated to most, so I guess that's why you can pick one up for cheap. This one is currently running Yosemite like a dream. (Hopefully it stays that way for some time!)
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    where?
     
  3. powerpcguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ebay seller named "macmanprice," I'm not sure what else he may have.
     
  4. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    Despite having just sold mine and taking the plunge to a new macbook pro recently, I had the 2010 white unibody with 2.4ghz and upgraded the HDD to 750gb and 8 gb ram and I have to say that it was a pretty capable machine quite frankly. I was able to run the whole CS6 suite and run most of the programs I needed just fine. Yosemite ran relatively smoothly.

    For that price, I would say it is worth it for most people. The video cards kinda suck and I had trouble playing fullscreen hd videos on a 24 external, but then again I had the macbook open as well and not in clamshell.

    Don't expect miracles, but expect a good computer.

    Also, I absolutely loved the white polycarbonate body. I had placed a decal on the Apple logo to make it the retro Apple logo with the different colors. It looked awesome.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I recently bought a late 2008 15in mbp for 225 off CL and I can not tell a difference in day to day usage with my 2012 machine.

    Got it as it is nice to have a spare computer in a house
     
  6. yano729 macrumors member

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    Just curious, what do the old black MacBooks go for? I have 2 2.0 Core 2 duos.
     
  7. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    Nice. It would be nice if we could put a USB 3 adapter in the AirPort slot. Then we could use an external Wi-Fi adapter. I found a low profile USB 3 adapter like this at Amazon, but it come with a thick cable and a bad positioned cable slot, making it only suitable for desktops. But the solution is already here, it just needs a thinner cable and perhaps a "L" shaped plug which would fit inside the case. There is an article in the web which explains how to add a USB3 port to an iMac.

    In another hand, this Mac supports 16GB of RAM, which is pretty capable of multitasking a lot of apps or loading big files. It will only become obsolete due to 4K, which will be a popular format around 2020. Even 1080p playing is laggy in most broadband plans <30Mbps.
     
  8. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    That's not at all doable on the A1342.
     

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