Price Advice MacBook 13" (Aluminum) late 2008

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  1. motmot77 macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I have just been offered (by a close friend) a Macbook 13 inch Aluminum laptop, late 2008 model - its in really good condition. I really need to know what would represent a good respectable/decent offer? Details as follows:

    SOFTWARE: Mac OSX Lion 10.7.1
    PROCESSOR: 2.4 GHz Intel core2 Duo
    MEMORY: 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    STARTUP DISK: Macintosh HD
    BATTERY POWER:Full charge capacity 3574

    Thank you.

    Lance
     
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  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Nice little machine, the precursor to the 13" macbook pro. With the EFI firmware update, I think it should take up to 8 gigs of ram to get a little bit of that new mac smell back.
     
  4. motmot77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the quick reply

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    Worth considering - thank you. Living in Costa Rica the upgrades are much more expensive than back in the States...
     
  5. ok.Eric macrumors member

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    I still use mine daily. It's the 2.0Ghz version but I put 8 gigs of ram in it and a SSD. Runs mountain lion great!
     
  6. RUGERMAN macrumors regular

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    I have the identical model and for what I do is still smoking fast with ML. I'd give $500 for it and add another 4 gig of ram for a great computer that will last for another few years.
     
  7. motmot77, Oct 5, 2012
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    motmot77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MacBook late 2008 battery question

    Can you also help with this question?

    The battery on this late 2008 MacBook has a quote 'Charge Remaining - 3568' , "Full Charge Capacity" 3605, and 'Cycle Count' of 49 - Condition says "Normal".

    Does this info signify a healthy battery in your estimation? Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Lance
     
  8. motmot77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you also possibly help with this question ...?

    The battery on this late 2008 MacBook has a quote 'Charge Remaining - 3568' , "Full Charge Capacity" 3605, and 'Cycle Count' of 49 - Condition says "Normal".

    Does this info signify a healthy battery (considering its age of course!) in your estimation? Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Lance
     
  9. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Yes. And you can also replace the battery in it yourself. Besides the apple store, OWC has some pretty good deals on ones made by reputable 3rd parties.
     
  10. motmot77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to get back to me!
     
  11. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    I have the same model and my battery crapped out on me recently. I brought it to my nearest Apple Store and they gave me a brand new battery.:D Anyway great laptop, I use it almost everyday. (This is what I do my wood wallpapers on) I only have 2 gb of ram, looking to upgrade, and I can feel the age whenever I push it, but overall still runs great!:apple:
     

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