I put 6gb ram in it, 256gb ssd, 1440x 27" $200 shimian monitor hooked hanging from the corner of my coffee table, yosemite installed, fresh ebay battery, bluetooth keyboard and magic trackpad as I lounge on the couch. Runs great. Every day I use it I feel good about myself for using a 7 year old computer. Was tempted to get the 1700$ black friday 15 inch for my wife so I could take over her 2013 macbook air. She actually uses the processor, unlike word-using web-browsing pdf-reading me. Wonder when the next deal will come up.