Upgrading from late 2008 unibody macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rapicell, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. rapicell macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2013
    I've been thinking about upgrading lately while I have the flexibility in cash. I can't afford a new macbook and thus I have to turn to used, but I don't know what a good model would be to get.

    I don't mind sticking with a 13.3 screen, but I've prefer to get a 15 for the extra screen space as I don't have a desktop anymore, but used prices tend to sky rocket quickly for bigger screens.

    Current uses:
    Papers for school/novel writing
    netflix, hulu, ect...
    some aperture and photoshop use
    DvD ripping

    Probably about ~600, maybe 700 if on amazon (I have gift cards I can use lol).

    I'd absolutely love a new macbook, but at the same time I can't afford one and I'd love to still be able to swap out for a bigger SSD and ram to suit my needs as they grow. At least for now anyways.
  2. Zellio macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2012
    If all you can do is $600 you may want to stick with the 2008 pro until you get 1 grand.

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