Thread: Cheap Apple
View Single Post
Old November 13th 17, 09:41 PM posted to
external usenet poster
Posts: 3,854
Default Cheap Apple

In article ,
Tony Cooper wrote:

On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:50:28 -0500, Alan Browne

On 2017-11-12 20:12, nospam wrote:
In article , Alan Browne

I'm tempted to pick up one of those MacBooks at $149 just to see what
the Mac thing is like, but I probably won't. Dunno what I'd do with a
second laptop.

That is a pretty good price for a refurbished MacBook, (note; Macbook,
MacBookPro) and could make for a budget on-the-road machine. It could
a bit more RAM, and perhaps an SSD upgrade. So spend another $200 and
would have your budget Mac.

considering how old it is, it's not a pretty good price at all.

although adding memory and ssd would help (and very easy to do), it's
wasted money for something that old.

Perhaps $150 is a bit steep in that market.

very steep for something that old.

But the laptop will still
be fine for most general use that isn't CPU intensive. That includes
photo editing, office apps, mail, web, video watching, etc.

small photos and videos, perhaps, but for 1080p and/or h.265, it's
going to fall flat.

No issue for 1080 - used to do that with my SO's prior MBA w/o issue and
it was slow.

h.265 is rare in most respects.

I sold an iMac (late 2007 v.) with a 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo with 6 GB of
RAM. The family that bought it still use it daily and w/o complaint.
I'm not sure what OS it is at. I sold it to them with Mavericks

it's probably still on mavericks, and also quite a bit faster than the

Not really. The iMac was a 2007 model. If the Macbook quoted is
2009/2010 then it has a pretty good processor.

If I were to invest in improving that laptop at all it would be for the
SSD first and the RAM only possibly depending on the configuration as

at which point, it becomes not such a good deal.

It's more than fine for someone who is "Mac curious".

As the original poster of this thread...the *only* reason I'd buy one
of those Macs is out of curiosity. I have a perfectly fine Windows
desktop and laptop that have never caused me a problem, and see no
reason to switch to a Mac.

Treat yourself to an old Mac then. I guess that your life is like an
empty void that have to be filled with the 15 year old buzz about that
what the OSX was...
teleportation kills