Who still has the white MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Calisi*, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Calisi* macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2012
    Down under land
    Okay I'm seriously considering selling my 15in Retina Display and purchasing a 27in iMac (for my photography and editing) & a white 2010 macbook for browsing the net.

    Just wondering who still has a white macbook and uses it?
  2. Atrin1 macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2012
    I have one and its my primary computer that I use daily. I bought mine in 2010 the last year they sold it.

    Currently running a 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM but my gf is buying me a Crucial 256GB SSD for my bday. I'll be putting my HDD in the optical drive.

    I love my white macbook :)
  3. AshMan macrumors regular

    May 1, 2010
    I have a late 09 8gb ram 500gb hd. been going strong for over 3 years and have enjoyed it immensely. I think I have turned it off maybe 30 times in that amount of time and battery etc still doing good. best laptop I have ever owned. so much in fact I got the wife a used macbook 4,1 for her and just picked up a brand new mini for her/my son.

    I'll use this until it no longer serves its purpose. so far it is a great machine.
  4. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    I still use a white 2,1 MacBook.
    It is my on-the-go computer (I have a desktop for most of my daily use).

    I'll also use it to tinker with new programming languages, etc.

    I love it. I bought it used and have never had a problem with it. It's probably the most reliable computer I have ever owned.
  5. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    I'm still using my 2010 MB and 2008 black MB.

    I will keep using them till they quit working and only then will I buy another used Mac.
  6. Pinkie Pie, Mar 22, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2013

    Pinkie Pie macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2012
    Los Anhelles
    My early '08's age is finally starting to show and I'm definitely upgrading this fall. It chokes on Tumblr (I experienced my very first complete system freeze a few nights ago), plus movies don't play smoothly on an external monitor in 1080p and I think I almost blew this old thing up trying to convert a Blu-ray quality video file a few weeks ago.

    Those are some pretty high expectations for a 5 year old laptop, so, hey, can't complain! My main daily problem is running out of RAM but a 2010 can use up to 8GB so you'll be fine. Yeah, a cheap one would be a good choice for web browsing! You could get a few years' use out of it. :)
  7. gryffinwings macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2012
    I just picked up an early 2008 13 inch white Macbook for $180. I love this thing. It runs so well even with only 1 GB of ram. I intend to upgrade the ram to 2 GB for now after I get a replacement battery, apparently it died at 230 cycles.
  8. Mic'sBook, Mar 23, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013

    Mic'sBook macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2010
    Hong Kong
    I'm still using my MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009: http://support.apple.com/kb/sp512). And it still rocks! :)

    Having watched the 2007 Macworld Keynote (the launch of the original iPhone), I got to know more about Apple and Steve Jobs. Since then I had been planning to switch to Mac.

    The chance came when my Windows PC died in mid-2009. The cause was that I was using an antivirus application NOD32 to scan for viruses and the CPU usage was constantly high, causing it to blow. Although I have some knowledge about computers, I was a bit afraid of switching to Mac because I had been a PC for around 11 years. Having said that, I still went ahead to Mac.

    I have to admit the saying: once you go Mac, you never go back. :D After a month or so, I adapted to Mac OS X. It's so intuitive, advanced and much more stable than Windows. (On the other hand, Windows XP is the most stable release of Windows IMO. Better than the half-baked Windows ME based on MS-DOS that always keeps crashing.)

    I've changed the hard disk from 160GB (built-in, forgotten the brand of that) to 500GB (Western Digital) and the RAM from 2GB (built-in, Samsung) to 4GB (Kingston). My MacBook still does the job well for me. And I love it!

    My MacBook was my first Apple product (2009), and then the iPod touch 4th gen. (2010), and the second-hand iPhone 4 (2012), and iPhone 5 (2012)... :apple:


    Forgot to say:

    In 2011, just 2 years after the purchase (I didn't buy AppleCare), the battery became swollen. I didn't use the battery much (keep my MacBook plugged in with the battery installed), but I did discharge it at least once a month to keep the juice flowing/complete the charge cycle (http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html). I don't know what caused it, but I'm sure it's the battery itself that has the problem. Back then there were no official Apple Stores in Hong Kong, so I went to 2 Apple authorised service providers to seek help and see if they could replace the battery for me for free. Two of them said no and told me to buy a new one... :(

    Luckily the first official Apple Store was opened in Hong Kong in September 2011. I went there and told one Genius about the issue I was having. He replaced it for me without asking a single question! Now that's what customer service should be!
  9. MacAndrew07 macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2012
    Porto, Portugal
    After "Googling" around I found this thread and I decided to participate!. This week I bought a second hand MacBook 4,1 from 2008 on eBay so I can use it on collage because my 2006 Mac Mini its really really on its final days... sad, anyway the original owner upgraded the RAM to 4 GBs a new battery that lasts 5 hours (3.45 hours when doing heavy photoshop work), and a new MagSafe charger, from a students perspective I love it! Its white with a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (my mini has the Core Duo processor though, which doesn't allow me to run Photoshop CS6 on it) It's a 5 year old laptop but I really don't care its my first portable Mac computer! I really really hope it lasts longs! Does anyone still uses their MacBook has their primary machine? :D
  10. rabidz7 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2012
  11. madmacfan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    London, United Kingdom
    I'm still using my Mid 2010 MB. Bought it on launch day, and it's still going strong. upgraded the ram to 8gb and put in a 266gb M4 SSD and it absolutely files. Still looks as good as it did on launch day.
  12. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
    I still use mine. Bought (refurb) in early Nov 2010. It's the white MB. I upgraded the RAM to 8GB and installed a 500GB Hard drive. Still going strong and the battery is at 85-88 percent capacity. Not bad at all.
  13. MacAndrew07 macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2012
    Porto, Portugal
    I got a 2008 White MacBook this week from eBay, I decided to buy this guy since I was on a budget and I needed something to take to my lectures and run photoshop and FCE, the owner upgraded its RAM to 4 GBs, a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, and a 250 GB hard drive (soon to be replaced with an SSD), this thing is so awesome since my primary work machine used to be my 2006 Mac Mini (Core Duo model) now I use my MacBook has my primary machine! Oh and the battery is in such a great condition after 5 years take a look


    and coconutBattery


    Can you belive that after five years still holds almost a full charge? Right now it lasts me almost five hours!! depending on what I'm working of course
  14. borostef macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2012
    Zagreb, Croatia
    I have a late 2008 white MacBook 4,1... I upgraded the RAM to 4 GB, and I have also installed a 90 GB SSD that I took out of my PC that I don't use that much any more... I must say that I am very happy with it... Still a very capable machine...
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    Apr 3, 2013
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  16. MacAndrew07 macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2012
    Porto, Portugal
    Can you guys explain to me something, since this is my first portable Mac I don't know how to use correctly the battery. I let it charge over night until its completely full. Then I use the laptop until it goes to sleep due to low battery. Then I charge it again until it's fully charged. Am I doing this correctly since I first did it the battery health on iStat Pro went from 91% health to 87%, or should I use the MagSafe charger whenever I'm near a power outlet? :confused:

  17. Cristian .b macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2013
    Apple walled garden
    Don't use your mac plugged in to a power outlet unless it needs to be charged. let it run off it's battery.
    oo i have a macbook mid 2007 white with maybe a dead hdd. shame on me as i bought a new and expensive battery to it newly. the battery did not hold a charge regardless the health was 100% (wut?).MAYBE i will repar it myself instead going to apple store to get it fixed as it's 6yr old
  18. Yaboze macrumors 6502a


    May 31, 2007
    The Garden State
    I have a late 2007 with 4GB and a 320GB 7200 rpm drive I put in. Runs nicely for nearly a 6 year old machine.

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