Resolved Used 2008 13" MacBook

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  1. i1280 macrumors regular

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    Seeing the following pictures, would this be worth picking up for $250.00?

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    Any advice you guys could give is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    IMO, take a pass. That machine is almost 10 years old, and severely under spec'ed by today's standards. The cost of upgrading the components (RAM, SSD) to make it a workable computer are prohibitive, again, IMO. It will run El Capitan, but not Sierra... and the screen alone would be reason for me to pass on it.
     
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  4. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    absolute no go. You can pick up an older Macbook Air (I have seen 2010/2011) go for that price and that would be a lot better.
     
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  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    I agree. Free would be OK as you're going to have to spend around $200 for the upgrade parts you'd need. I got the same model for free, did the upgrades and I'm happy with it but it struggles to play full screen video, for example.
     
  7. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Most I'd pay for that would be like $150 honestly. You can find a decent old MBA for $200, or even better, a 2010 white MacBook which has better graphics hardware and can run Sierra.
     

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