Late 2010 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Tomas1233, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Tomas1233 macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2015

    I'm wondering is it good idea to buy late 2010 MacBook Air 64GB, 4gb. for 400$. Isn't it to old? Please help me.
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I'm surprised but that does seem to be roughly the market price for those machines.

    Personally I wouldn't buy one--starting with the 2011 models, they basically got twice as fast, and starting with the 2013 models they basically got twice the battery life.

    The market value for a used 2013 MBA on eBay is roughly $600... so for an extra $200 you get twice the speed and twice the battery life, and I think twice the storage too although I forgot to check.
  3. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2015
    Mukilteo, WA USA
    Good advice. The 2013 and newer Airs are much better machines plus $400 is not worth it for a 2010 Air.
  4. Woodstockie, Aug 12, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2015

    Woodstockie macrumors member


    Aug 12, 2015
    I actually bought this summer a 13" MBA 2010 2GB/128GB for $375 as a second machine for traveling as my 5 lbs 2012 15' MBP is too heavy to carry around. Since I only use the MBA mostly for email and browsing, it works fine for me. I have even now El Capitan public beta running on the MBA. Battery life is close to 7/8 hours. Overall I am happy with it as I didn't want to spend double the money. Downside of the 2010 is indeed the slower processor and no backlight keyboard (not an issue for me).

    As for your buy: the 64GB is very limited, you should have a minimum of 128GB. Of course spending more money gets you a better machine, but you have to weigh different options. If it is going to be your main machine I would for sure go for a newer one. Even a 2012 gives you a good machine and the SSD is upgradeable. See if you can find a 8GB RAM.

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