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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Macbook Pro Mid 2009


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I'm looking at a mid 2009 17" Macbook Pro 2.8Ghz with a 500GB HD and 4GB Ram. The guy wants $500 for it. I'm wondering if this Macbook would be able to run Mavericks without performance issues. What should I be worried about in buying this older Macbook? Thanks for any advice.
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I run Mavericks just fine on my 2009 MacBook Pro 2.53GHz with 8GB of ram and 500GB HD .
I would think 500.00 is a great deal.
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Be fine if you boost the memory to the 8GB max as osxx has done.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Be fine if you boost the memory to the 8GB max as osxx has done.
nice machine for $500...

Personally I wouldn't run 10.9, unless there's something you *HAVE TO** have 10.9 to run.
10.8 is multiple times more stable and uses less power, in my experience...

I'd run 10.7 or 10.8 on it, and keep it at that.
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Mine has been very stable no beach balls and as for power usage I have not noticed an increase or decrease its the same .
The thing about running older OS's eventually it will leave you behind been there done that .
10.9 seems to handle memory way more efficiently than previous versions and you may find the added apps useful.
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I'm looking at a mid 2009 17" Macbook Pro 2.8Ghz with a 500GB HD and 4GB Ram. The guy wants $500 for it.
$500 is pretty good price for a 17" MacBook Pro.

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What should I be worried about in buying this older Macbook? Thanks for any advice.
Just make sure everything works.

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