Macbook Air A1370

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  1. biggiepk macrumors newbie

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    Hii guys.
    I have good laptop for everyday use (Dell 3737), but i need something small and light for my job. I would do office + python or java, myb wordpress..

    Friend is seeling his macbook air A1370 with dead battery (works on charger) for 200$ US. It has i5, ssd 64gb, and 2gb of ram, 11 inch screen.



    Now i don't know if these specs are all right for me? The laptop would be used only 2 times a week for the actions above.
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 6502a

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    With only 2 gb of ram, it would definitely hold back the performance as just loading the operating system could use up almost 2gb, depending on the version of macOS.

    Unfortunately, the ram cannot be upgraded.
     
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    biggiepk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As i know on the mac is OS SERIA v10 installed..
     
  4. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Look for something better. It will be a painful experience with just 2GB of RAM.
     
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  6. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    If you're just looking for something for basic usage, 2GB can work. I use a 2011 Air with 2GB of RAM for school (I'm a teacher) and it does everything I need well enough, which mostly consists of basic productivity.

    For most people, though, I'd steer them away from the 2GB Airs today, especially if it costs over the $200 point or so. $200 seems a bit much for an older 2GB Air with a dead battery, but it's your money mate :)
     
  7. biggiepk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Like I said, i need it mostly for office and college work, sometimes for pyhton.. can u install it please and tell me how it works? its couple of mb only to download
     
  8. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I teach programming to my kiddos, and it's run Java, Python, and Perl well enough. It's no speed demon, but it works :)
     
  9. biggiepk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ohhh, i did not know that. Thank you so much.
     
  10. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    I think it could work, but that it would work best with an older version of OS X. Is that practical for your needs?

    If so, purchasing it might not be a bad idea, but the price seems pretty steep. If the battery is not holding any charge at all, the system could be running at a reduced speed because of this, and it would make an already older system even less usable. If they are willing to sell closer to $100-125, it seems like a good deal provided you are OK with the price of a replacement battery and comfortable doing a battery install. If you are not, then IMO something else may be a better option.
     

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