Is a Macbook fast enough

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AppleFanBoy888, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. AppleFanBoy888 macrumors member

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    Hello everyone,

    My daughter is going to college soon and I want get her a used (Mid-2009) Macbook for $500 but she tells me it's too slow and asks for a Macbook Pro. She only uses her computer for Web, Music listening, iWork, and Light Photoshop work. What do you guys think? I think a Macbook should be enough for her.

    Thanks
     
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  3. AppleFanBoy888 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Would 4GB be ok or would you recommend 6GB?
     
  4. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    4GB should be sufficient, I'm not sure the 2009 MB can even access 8GB (only 6GB).
     
  5. StockDC2 macrumors regular

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    A 2009 Macbook will be plenty... Just get her a Macbook Unibody, swap out the glass with one from a Macbook Pro, and viola, you've successfully killed two birds with one stone =P.
     
  6. akhbhaat macrumors regular

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    I think you're right.
     
  7. Toke macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I can run Lightroom on my 09 Macbook perfectly fine and I have just 2gb of ram. For what she's doing, a Macbook Pro would be a little overkill.
     
  8. winston1236 macrumors 68000

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    i have one with 4gb ram and i run the entire adobe master suite and cinema 4d without a problem. in short yes she would be fine but dont get less than 4
     

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