1. Nate Heidengren's Avatar
    Hi guys, I just got into my possession a MacBook Pro mid 2009 13 inch core 2 duo processor. The battery only lasts for about an hour and it has 4 gigs of RAM and 250GB of a very slow hard drive. I was thinking of spending the close to $150-$200 to upgrade to SSD, get 8 gigs of new RAM, and a new battery. I currently don't have a laptop now and don't want to spend a lot of money. Do you think it would be worth it? Would it last for a couple more years?
    03-16-2020 06:58 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    2009 was 11 years ago. With that being said, I think it is definitely worth upgrading to one of the new MacBook Pro models.
    03-16-2020 09:57 PM
  3. hallux's Avatar
    Also consider that a 2009 hasn't received a new version of macOS in a couple years, and is also not receiving security patching for the version it is running. You could use it, but I wouldn't do anything requiring any kind of security on it. I have a 2012 and am considering upgrading this summer, I feel like 8 years is fantastic life from a portable (using the term loosely, it's a 15" non-retina) laptop.
    03-17-2020 02:42 PM

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