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    Default 2008 I Mac - Worth buying?

    I want to get my daughter an I Mac and I've seen one for £120 from 2008. It's got a dual core processor and 6gb of ram, running Yosemite. Come with wireless keyboard and mouse. I just wondered whether it's worth buying and what problems could I run into? My daughter will probably only use it for homework and browsing the internet, nothing too heavy. Looks to be in good condition.

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    Default Re: 2008 I Mac - Worth buying?

    Would you buy an 11 year old TV or PC? A lot of these refurb firms seem to be making a packet from redundant kit because of apples popularity and how expensive it is when new.

    The main issue you will have is when support for updates end, I imagine Yosemite is the newest OS it will support so once software developers stop supporting Yosemite you will find those apps can eventually stop working. Skype is a good example of this, an update is required for it to run but that update doesnít support older OS versions.

    I imagine you will be fine for web browsers and word processing but with Apple you are paying a premium for the name so why not consider a refurbished Lenovo thinkpad which will be far more modern spec and supports Windows 10 or if you wanted a PC maybe a refurb Dell Optiplex with monitor? I know they donít look as nice as a Mac but my recommendation is function over form.

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    Default Re: 2008 I Mac - Worth buying?

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    I imagine you will be fine for web browsers and word processing but with Apple you are paying a premium for the name so why not consider a refurbished Lenovo thinkpad which will be far more modern spec and supports Windows 10 or if you wanted a PC maybe a refurb Dell Optiplex with monitor? I know they don’t look as nice as a Mac but my recommendation is function over form.
    Yeah I thought it might worth looking elsewhere. I'm not all that familiar with Apple stuff so I though I'd ask the question.

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    Default Re: 2008 I Mac - Worth buying?

    id stick with PC, cheaper and does the same/better, and certainly if its just for web browsing and homework, with apple all your paying for is the half-eaten apple logo, its asentual a PC they use Intel CPUs lol

    youll get a better spec PC than you would an old Mac

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    Default Re: 2008 I Mac - Worth buying?

    If that's the case, any recommendations?

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    Default Re: 2008 I Mac - Worth buying?

    Laptop or desktop ?? If laptop you need to think hard on its future uses as laptops aren't really upgradeable, for 120 used you'll get something better than a 2008 mac for new its gonna be in the realm of netbook

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    Default Re: 2008 I Mac - Worth buying?

    You could always go down the hackintosh route if you would prefer apple O/S. Its all PC parts, which are able to run a modified version of the Apple o/s

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