? Mac Laptops

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by P71Jeff, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. P71Jeff macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2015
    I'm just getting started with Apple products, First of all I have a 4 year old pc that's starting to have some issues my? For you nice folks is are the Apple Mac Laptops from 2010 to 2012 any good or not, I see a lot on ebay for $300 or less that are used or refurbished, I just can't afford a brand new laptop if I could I would,By the way I do have a iPhone 6s and love it. Thank you so much in advance
  2. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    I good condition 2010-2012 13" MacBook Pro would do you great. Add a SSD and possibly RAM and you got a great Mac.
  3. Dwayne82 macrumors member

    May 16, 2015
    If possible, avoid the 2010 11"/13" MBAs and 13" MBPs because they use core2duo-Processors. These processors are less efficient in comparison to the newer core i5/7 models. Ok, you could say that about every processor-generation-update, but if you look at the system-wide changes came with the new processors, you'll see, that there are some big steps included:
    - the RAM speed: 1333MHz (2011) /1600MHz (2012) instead of 1066MHz (2010). ->Standard today: 1600MHz
    - the SATA (HDD/SDD interface) controller speed: 6Gb/s (2011) instead of 3Gb/s (2010) -> Standard today: SATA 6Gb/s

    ...just my 2 cents
  4. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    For everyday stuff they still work perfectly fine actually. Combine them with an SSD and upgraded RAM and they're still good performers.
  5. BarcelonaPaul Suspended

    Jul 1, 2015
    Totally. Whilst I'd love a new MacBook Retina in Gold, i'm still using my white 2010 MacBook. Still superb and used for business constantly for 8+ hours everyday. Battery has been charged 3000+ times and still perfect. Only addition was to add 4GB of Ram as Mavericks totally ruined it. But its worked great with Yosemite and now Ei Capitan.
    It's been a great purchase!

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