Help! First time MacBook buyer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tsara Bomba, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Tsara Bomba macrumors member

    Tsara Bomba

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    To cut a long story short I have always used Windows PCs / laptops and always wanted to go and get a MacBook.

    I have an iPhone 6 Plus and would love everything to sync perfect - plus the Macbooks are just fantastic looking.

    I have been offered a MacBook Pro 17" 2,1 2.33GHz 500gb late 2007 for £300.00 ($466.00) and was wondering if this is a good price for the MacBook as I know nothing about them.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    No, it's not a good price.

    It's an 2006 machine and won't run anything past OS X 10.7, which is over three years old and now unsupported.
     
  3. Tsara Bomba thread starter macrumors member

    Tsara Bomba

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    Is there no way that they can be upgraded internally?

    What would it be worth then?

    I don't want to pay more than what its worth.
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    You can upgrade RAM and HDD, the issue is the graphics chip is unsupported past OS X 10.7.

    I had a 15" of similar age ... and sold it in 2008. ;)

    Better to pay a bit more an buy a 2008 unibody machine (or newer). Avoid the 2011 15/17" though.
     
  5. andeify macrumors 6502

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    Even if you got it to run the latest OS, you probably won't be able to get handoff and the other new Yosemite features to work.
     
  6. Tsara Bomba thread starter macrumors member

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    Fair point. The iPhone 6/Yosemite features require a Mac from this list : http://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT6555
     
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    I strongly agree. Go with :apple: and not some stranger.
     
  10. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh, that painful realization you may have to shell out some moolah to get that new modern mac to run all the toys you want. ;)
     

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