Used Macs Worth It?

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by runnerguy1, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. kojack

    kojack Notebook Deity

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    So, people, where can I pick up a used MBP 15" that can run OS high sierra for LOW bills? If I can get my other mac running correctly again, I can sell that to offset the costs. I would not mind owning one but I don't want to pay an arm and leg for it!
     
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    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    /r/hardwareswap
     
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  3. kojack

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    I will check that out...thanks!
     
  4. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Virtuoso

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    screw it, build a hackintosh. it's embarrassingly funny to crush macbooks at their own game with a hackbook. as far as I know a T61P with the nvidia FX 570M will is the longest running hackbook of all time, being upgradeable from 10.5 all the way up to 10.12.

    as for the build quality debate, I have to say, I really adore the milled aluminum chassis of the Macbooks. It is so wonderfully well built and gives a really nice solid feel without creaks/squeaks more so than any laptop I have ever handled, bar the razer blade.

    That being said, aluminum has its own problems. Easily dented, if you have acidic sweat, it will start actually eat away at the aluminum and cause pitting corrosion. I cannot comment on knew thinkpads, but classic thinkpads such as the T30/T4x/T6x/T4xx/T5xx/W5xx have excellent build quality and keyboard comfort.
     
  5. z31fanatic

    z31fanatic Notebook Consultant

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    I'll sell him a good condition late 2011 13" with i5, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD and brand new battery for $350. :D
     
  6. kojack

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    what is the newest OS that a 2009 MBP 13 can run? I can get one for 150.00 bucks close by.
     
  7. Aroc

    Aroc Notebook Consultant

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    macOS X 10.11.x, with limitations.

    Reference:
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...3-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_capability/maximum-macos-supported.html
     
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    Thanks!
     
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