Recently, I bought a 2010 MacBook White as my first Mac computer, and while I like it, it bugs me how you can easily see all the scratches. I've decided to trade it in and buy an aluminum MacBook (the sleek look got to me) but unfortunately, my pocket doesn't agree with the current prices for a new one, so I'm buying used. My two main options is either a MacBook aluminum (5,1) or go for a 2009/2010 MacBook Pro (given I can find an acceptable price). Essentially I'm technically downgrading, but I think it'd be neat to have the "original Macbook Pro"; however, a lot of friends are telling me it's too old and to go for something newer. I'm not too familiar with Mac computers but I've been reading that they last longer than Windows; is there any real risk in buying an older model? Regardless of what model I get, I'll be upgrading the HDD to an SSD and 8GB of RAM. The price difference from the MacBook and a MacBook Pro is roughly ~$200 in the used market. Since the 2009/2010 models have the same processor as the 2008 MacBook, would it better for my money to get the older model or should I just stick with something newer? Any input on this situation would be most helpful!