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NorthEasterner
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Macbook

My Macbook 2010 white unibody is starting to get worn out and has been a great machine.
It has had 5 faults over the past 3 years and easily solved,  I have an ongoing problem with the battery where it says 'Service battery'  I took it to the apple store and I had to pay money to fix it.  Wasn't prepared to.
I am thinking of getting a macbook air which looks good but looks small  Lips are sealed and no DVD/CD drive
My current specs got it off appleserialnumberinfo.com
Serial Number: XXXXXXXXXXXX (hidden for security)
Model: - MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)
Codename: - No codename assigned.
Build Country: - This unit was built in Changhai, China.
Build Year: - This unit was built in 2010.
Build Week - Your Mac was built in week 18 of that year (April).
Production Nr.: - This unit was number 1327 to be built that week.

Processor Memory
Processor speed: - 2.4 GHz
Processor Type: - Intel, Core 2 Duo (Penryn)
Number of Cores: - 2
Bus Speed: - 1067 MHz
Cache: - 3 MB L2 cache
64-bit Support: - Yes
Turbo Boost: - No

Installed RAM: - 2 GB (2x1GB)
Max. Amount: - 4.0 GB
Amount of Slots: - -
RAM Speed: - 1067 MHz
RAM Type: - PC3-8500, DDR3, SO-DIMM






Storage and Media Graphics
Hard Drive: - 250 GB, 5400rpm
Hard Drive Brand: - Unknown.
Drive Bus: - Serial-ATA
Optical Drive: - This unit has an 8x SuperDrive built in.
Optical Bus: - Serial-ATA
Other Media: - -

Display Size: - 13.3-inch
Graphics Card: - NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Card Memory: - 256 MB
Max. Resolution: - 1280 x 800
BLU / Coating: - Glossy





Networking Ports and Expansion
AirPort: - Built-in Airport Extreme (802.11 a/b/g/n).
Ethernet: - 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Bluetooth: - Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
Infrared: - -
Modem: - Optional Apple USB Modem.

USB: - 2 ports (USB 2.0)
FireWire: - None.
Display port: - Mini-DisplayPort
Card Slot: - None
Thunderbolt: - No Thunderbolt port.





Operating System and Software Temperature and Cooling
Original OS: - 10.6.3 Snow Leopard
Maximum OS: - Latest release of Mac OS X
Recommended OS: - Latest release of Mac OS X
iLife Supported: - iLife '11

Fans: - 1
Speeds: - -
Exhaust: - Backside.
Intake: - Coming Soon





Power Size and Weight
Usage: - 100 - 240V AC
Adapter: - 60W MagSafe.
Battery: - 63.5 Wh Lithium Polimer.
Battery Life: - Up to 10 Hours.
Battery Cycles: - 1000 until consumed
User Replaceable: - No.

Height: - 1.08 inch (2.74 cm)
Width: - 13.00 inches (33.03 cm)
Depth: - 9.12 inches (23.17 cm)
Weight: - 4.7 pounds (2.13 kg)





Audio Misc information
Speakers: - Stereo speakers
Microphone: - Omnidirectional microphone
Line In: - Minijack combined digital/analog
Line Out: - Minijack/headphone combined digital/analog

Model ID: - MacBook7,1
Model Nr: -
Order Nr.: - (MC516LL/A)
Webcam: - Built-in iSight





Misc information Repair and Support
Introduction: - May 2010
Discontinued: - July 2011 (Feb '12 Edu)
Diagnostics: - -
New Price (base): -

Support Status: - Supported
Apple Programs: - None
Warranty: - Check warranty status here
What do you guys think, worth the upgrade or not?
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RPMozley
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Re: Macbook

Ah, much like my MacBook but unlike you I've not experienced any issues with it whatsoever.
If it's still running ok then keep it for another year or so. It's capable enough to do most things ok for awhile yet but if you're getting more issues with it then upgrade might be the best option there.
As to what to upgrade to, the MacBook Air is very limiting in terms of connectivity options - it's somewhat of an expensive fancy (i.e. For people with 'loadsamoney!').
That's RPM to you!!
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Re: Macbook

I had a mid-2009 17" MBP, but just upgraded to the new MBP with the Haswell chip.
One thing to note is that you can't upgrade the RAM etc in these.

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NorthEasterner
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Re: Macbook

I upgraded the ram in this MacBook to 4GB from 2 GB that was max I could do.
Not much speed different tbh
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Re: Macbook

The RAM in the new ones is soldered on to the board, got the full 16 in mine.
Upgraded the older MBP to 8 easily enough.

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dragon2611
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Registered: 20-10-2013

Re: Macbook

the non upgradable RAM is a pain in some of the macbooks.
Also upgrading the SSD is possible in a lot of the airs but it's very expensive to do.
Macbooks do tend to burn nicely though if you're crazy enough to put them under a sufficiently powerful laser.
My 2011 air  Grin