(Grade A) Apple MacBook (13" Mid 2010 Core 2 Duo 2.40GHz,4GB Ram,250GB HDD,Yosimite 10.10.3)  Laptop £299.99 Delivered @ newandusedlaptops4u Via eBay (1yr RTB Warranty)
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Thinkpads of the same spec routinely sell for under £100. Having bought one of these when they first came out, I'd say don't bother.

johnstalvern

Thinkpads of the same spec routinely sell for under £100. Having bought … Thinkpads of the same spec routinely sell for under £100. Having bought one of these when they first came out, I'd say don't bother.



Which Thinkpads come with a fully working Yosimite?
Edited by: "topss" 9th Jul 2015

topss

Which Thinkpads come with a fully working Yosimite?



True but then what Yosimite comes with a fully working Thinkpad

You're buying into the apple ecosystem. You can't compare to a thinkpad, unless you can make it a Hackintosh.

Skymonkey

You're buying into the apple ecosystem. You can't compare to a thinkpad, … You're buying into the apple ecosystem. You can't compare to a thinkpad, unless you can make it a Hackintosh.



ecosystem schmicosystem

Would Yosemite even run on this?

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qwerta369

Would Yosemite even run on this?



Serious question or trolling?

qwerta369

Would Yosemite even run on this?



Yes.

I have a Mac book late 2008. Upgraded the ram to 8gb and disk to SSD. Yosemite ran before I upgraded from 2gb. It will work fine on this. Ideal for wordprocessing, iTunes etc though the battery won't be on the level of today's laptops. Mine typically does three hours and Yosemite does improve power saving.

Can't believe you morons would buy a 5 year old laptop for £300 just for the conspicuous consumerism of owning a Mac. Pathetic.

MusicmanJP

Can't believe you morons would buy a 5 year old laptop for £300 just for … Can't believe you morons would buy a 5 year old laptop for £300 just for the conspicuous consumerism of owning a Mac. Pathetic.


Agree these morons.

A five years old laptop for £300 and these morons vote hot.

Over 5 year old laptop for £300... Core2Duo... 250gb mechanical HDD... That deserves a double /facepalm.

Steve Jobs loved sheep.

Regards
Flea

Skymonkey

You're buying into the apple ecosystem.



Is that what they call buying overpriced tat these days?

Regards
Flea

no words...

Fleabum

Is that what they call buying overpriced tat these days?RegardsFlea



I guess so. I've moved back to Windows. I can see why people want an apple device, it was the built in obsolescence and tipping the customer off that switched me back.

Though I still have my Mac book, 7 years old, I rarely use it...

Rather than describe people as morons, just don't buy it yourself and give a qualified opinion as to why not. Not too sure you'd call people morons face to face

For a value comparison... I recently bought a 2nd gen i5 HP 13 inch laptop for £100 (it had no HDD). I installed a 128gb SSD @£45 and doubled RAM to 8gb @£20. Then I installed Yosemite which required a replacement wireless card @£10. Total outlay around £175 for something a couple of generations ahead and considerably faster.

I'm not saying everyone can/should do what I did, obviously Yosemite isn't intended for non-Apple hardware but it does demonstrate that when you step outside the Apple ecosystem you get much better value for money. Personally I don't use OSX that much as I prefer Linux and Windows but that's just my preference. I have to say though, a C2D for 300 notes is ludicrous!

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nibtipz

Rather than describe people as morons, just don't buy it yourself and … Rather than describe people as morons, just don't buy it yourself and give a qualified opinion as to why not. Not too sure you'd call people morons face to face



Moron

timefortea

For a value comparison... I recently bought a 2nd gen i5 HP 13 inch … For a value comparison... I recently bought a 2nd gen i5 HP 13 inch laptop for £100 (it had no HDD). I installed a 128gb SSD @£45 and doubled RAM to 8gb @£20. Then I installed Yosemite which required a replacement wireless card @£10. Total outlay around £175 for something a couple of generations ahead and considerably faster.I'm not saying everyone can/should do what I did, obviously Yosemite isn't intended for non-Apple hardware but it does demonstrate that when you step outside the Apple ecosystem you get much better value for money. Personally I don't use OSX that much as I prefer Linux and Windows but that's just my preference. I have to say though, a C2D for 300 notes is ludicrous!



Which hp model? I gave up trying to get Bluetooth working on my hackintosh.

Sid Harper

Which hp model? I gave up trying to get Bluetooth working on my … Which hp model? I gave up trying to get Bluetooth working on my hackintosh.



Just install it on a VM within Linux or Windows. Ubuntu Mate is a very nice Desktop Linux destro and Oracle VM runs MacOS (not sure about the BT, never had cause to use it).

Regards
Flea

Having been forced to use one of these where I was working and having to return it to the Apple Store upwards of eight times for hardware problems (cd drive especially twitchy) I would definitely avoid. Thats even before factoring in paying £300 for a five year old second hand machine!

Sid Harper

Which hp model? I gave up trying to get Bluetooth working on my … Which hp model? I gave up trying to get Bluetooth working on my hackintosh.



Currently a HP 2560p.
I also had it working well on a HP 6360b.
Caveat: I don't use Bluetooth! I think it works but would have to test it out at the weekend when I am next using it.
This guide contains all you need to know.

timefortea

Currently a HP 2560p.I also had it working well on a HP 6360b.Caveat: I … Currently a HP 2560p.I also had it working well on a HP 6360b.Caveat: I don't use Bluetooth! I think it works but would have to test it out at the weekend when I am next using it.This guide contains all you need to know.

cheers - might have another go as the machine needs a rebuild anyway; BT was for using the "magic trackpad" which I quite like, but TBH I don't think I need it any more as I bought a real mac so will use the laptop as a macbook. Mine's a 2540p.
wanted to

Sid Harper

cheers - might have another go as the machine needs a rebuild anyway; BT … cheers - might have another go as the machine needs a rebuild anyway; BT was for using the "magic trackpad" which I quite like, but TBH I don't think I need it any more as I bought a real mac so will use the laptop as a macbook. Mine's a 2540p.wanted to



I took a look and it seems I already paired my phone with it, I tried transferring a picture there and it worked ok. I would imagine that it depends on the model of laptop though, I bought mine specifically because they appeared to work without problems in Yosemite (well apart from replacing the wifi card which is a fairly standard requirement and I can't get the track point / pointing stick to work even with the PS2Voodoo driver installed). Good luck.

timefortea

I took a look and it seems I already paired my phone with it, I tried … I took a look and it seems I already paired my phone with it, I tried transferring a picture there and it worked ok. I would imagine that it depends on the model of laptop though, I bought mine specifically because they appeared to work without problems in Yosemite (well apart from replacing the wifi card which is a fairly standard requirement and I can't get the track point / pointing stick to work even with the PS2Voodoo driver installed). Good luck.


Thanks might take a gander at the weekend.
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