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    Smile MacBook Pro 15inch, mid-2009, 8GB, 125GB SSD
    Hi all

    I am about to buy the above MacBook at a bargain price.

    My question is whether this would comfortably run FCPX?

    Any help would be appreciated

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    MacBook Pro 15inch, mid-2009, 8GB, 125GB SSD
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    MBP Retina mid 2015 15.4" 16GB 2.5 GHz OS Mojave; iPhone 7 128gb; iPad Mini 2, 32gb
    Depends on what OS is on the machine, or what it is capable of running - software needs macOS 10.13.6 or later. Final Cut Pro X - Technical Specifications

    That's a ten-year-old notebook so check prices on ebay etc to see if you really are getting a 'bargain'.
    Sue

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    MacBook Pro 15inch, mid-2009, 8GB, 125GB SSD
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    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
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    MacBook Pro 15inch, mid-2009, 8GB, 125GB SSD
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    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Take note that a Mid 2009 15" Notebook can only run up to 10.11.6. As you have been told, FCPX needs at least 10.13.6 or later. You might want to pass up that "bargain" and look for something a lot newer.

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