1. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    I was able to get my hands on a Late 2008 MacBook Pro (my first macbook computer finally!) with 2 GHz for a hell of a bargain. 300 dollars for it, it's mainly for school and browsing the internet and letting my little brother play mine craft on it.

    As far as the computer itself goes by specs, was it a good investment? Also how good is this computer with editing videos on iMovie and light gaming? Minecraft, happy wheels, rob lox and such?
    05-06-2014 11:24 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    For $300 sure...
    05-06-2014 11:48 AM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    Absolutely for that price. Enjoy your new toy
    05-06-2014 12:44 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    As others have said, for $300 that's not bad. Performance probably won't be very good unless you upgrade the hardware though.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Slim Kat 4.4.2
    05-07-2014 07:21 PM
  5. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    That's a good deal.
    05-07-2014 07:50 PM
  6. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    So i thought a little more about what you all said and decided to splurge a little more. sold the laptop and got me a macbook pro late 2010 2.4 GHz 360 GB a nice deal. hopefully it'll be sufficient for editing videos and such.
    05-08-2014 06:47 PM
  7. perttime's Avatar
    Depends on what exactly you want to do with it.
    I'd draw the line at being able to upgrade to the latest OS. Some latest apps might not work properly on 10.6.8 or older. Apple has a page for checking if your hardware can take the free upgrade from "Snow Leopard" to "Mavericks".
    05-09-2014 01:22 AM
  8. icebubba's Avatar
    I'm running Mavericks on my late 2008 Macbook Aluminum with no issues. I don't stress it with video editing though.

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    06-01-2014 06:49 PM
  9. rgough305's Avatar
    I wouldn't, I have a mid 2010 MacBook Pro and I'm one of the many with blown logic boards that Apple won't acknowledge is an issue. I'll never buy another MacBook.
    06-13-2014 01:08 PM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    $300 sounds like a great deal to me.
    06-13-2014 01:31 PM
  11. Farish's Avatar
    I had a 2009 Macbook that in 2012 I popped in a ssd that gave it new life. Don't worry about benchmarks on the SSD that much as the 2008 model has an older, slower sata port. One other thing, if you do this, you will need a 3rd party software to install trim on the ssd.
    06-22-2014 03:01 PM
  12. Algus's Avatar
    If you're only using the system for casual use: web browsing, media playback, office work, etc. these older Macbooks still handle that stuff like a pro. The only major issue with buying a laptop that old is the battery life may be significantly impacted.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    06-22-2014 05:15 PM

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