On January 15 2009 I bought the new Aluminium Macbook (launched in October 2008). I went with the high-end model (C2D 2.4GHz, 4GB, 320GB @ 7200RPM, backlit keyboard - 1,600$) Best.Investment.EVER. It was used by me 'till 2011 when I bought a 13" Pro, than by my father and lastly by my sister. She used it every day since 2012 until yesterday when she bought a 13" rMBP. This laptop is amazing - It feel from the 1st floor (it's a little bent) and had Coca-Cola spilled on it. No repairs. Never. It still runs perfect-ish (it's old) with the original components. The only thing that needs service is the battery (lasts about 5 mins - 1,032 cycles) and the backlit keyboard - only half of the keys light up. It looks rough (see the pics) and it's old, but my sisters is a web developer and until yesterday this Macbook was her only computer. For home and work. Just finished installing 10.11 and plan to use it as a Plex Media Server for my ATV 4. I created this thread because I am satisfied with my purchase. For me, Apple products are not overpriced ; this Macbook and my 2008 iPod Nano are perfect examples These devices have been through hell and back and still work perfectly. Amazing to see Macs from 2008 still being supported with free software updates.