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    Looking to buy an older Mac for simple video editing
    I've never really used Macs but was looking to buy an older inexpensive model dedicated to basic YouTube video editing but wasn't looking to break the bank. The most common models I've found under $200 are the MA877LL/A and the MC015LLA. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Looking to buy an older Mac for simple video editing
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    No one (off the top of their head) knows what those machines are by their model numbers. Please provide specifics; year, name, CPU, amount of RAM, type and size of storage.
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    One unit I was considering is an All-In-One 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo with 160GB HD and 1GB ram from 2009 (MC015LLA), the other unit is also an all-in-one core duo 2.4Ghz processor with 320GB memory and 2GB of ram from 2007 (MA877LL/A). But all the models in my price range seem to be between that 2007-2009 year range and I am looking specifically for a desktop all-in-one unit.

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    No one (off the top of their head) knows what those machines are by their model numbers.

    OT: Now wouldn't it be nice if Apple would change the info on their iDevices as to the Model that's listed under the Settings, rather than just listing the sales order number...





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    Looking to buy an older Mac for simple video editing
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    It might be better to save and get an iMac (that is what you are referring to) that has at least 4GB - preferably 8GB or more - of memory. Video editing is very memory intensive - both system and graphic. With 1GB or 2GB of memory you might become frustrated with how slow the iMac will run when rendering video.

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    I think oldest you should start with is a 2010 model.

    See here, https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...rt=nc&LH_BIN=1
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    Looking to buy an older Mac for simple video editing
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    I agree with Lisa.

    Both of those machines are 20" iMacs with C2D CPUs. The one for sure can take 4GB RAM but for editing video more ram would be nice. Also the one you listed will only run a very old and unsupported Mac OSX version. It will be hard even finding software for it today.

    Good URL Bob. Those would do the job and for the same price in the OP and are much better machines.

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    Okay, I decided to increase my budget and bought one from the link you provided. I figure if it doesn't work out I can always sell it back

    Thanks to everyone for your help.

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