Morgan Computers Apple MacBook MC516 2.5GHz Core2Duo 4GB 250GB Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite
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Morgan Computers Apple MacBook MC516 2.5GHz Core2Duo 4GB 250GB Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite

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Found 19th May 2016
Full details on the Morgan Computers website but here's a snapshot:

**GRADE A2 with 3 Months Warranty***

Model - MC516
Screen Size - 13"
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz
RAM - 4GB
Hard Drive - 250GB SATA Hard Drive
Operating System - Mac OS x 10.10 Yosemite
USB 2.0 - 2
Optical Drive - DVD-RW
WiFi - Yes
Ethernet - Yes
Webcam - Yes
Microphone - Yes

Listed at £329.95 + £6.99 postage but until midnight tonight you can save £30 using code MC999 so works out at £306.94 which I don't think's bad...

15 Comments

Original Poster

I should point out that I've never owned a MacBook before and I'm aware that this is an older model. Does anyone know how easy it is to upgrade? Would an SSD and additional RAM make a difference and if so, what would be compatible?

I should point out that I've never owned a MacBook before and I'm aware … I should point out that I've never owned a MacBook before and I'm aware that this is an older model. Does anyone know how easy it is to upgrade? Would an SSD and additional RAM make a difference and if so, what would be compatible?



Better off getting a MacBook Pro if looking at 2010 models. Find one with an already upgraded SSD if you can. I sold mine recently with an SSD for less than this.

I can't believe it's only 6 years old. This cpu was introduced in 2008.

nyctaxi

I should point out that I've never owned a MacBook before and I'm aware … I should point out that I've never owned a MacBook before and I'm aware that this is an older model. Does anyone know how easy it is to upgrade? Would an SSD and additional RAM make a difference and if so, what would be compatible?



These are good for the money if you're after a MacBook on the cheap, or are wanting to get into the apple ecosystem without spending £1k on a new MacBook. Yes they're old, but they work a treat if you replace the hard drive with an SSD and bump up the memory (it can take up to 16GB, PC3-8500).

Really easy to do, 8 screws underneath, and the baseplate comes away, revealing the motherboard, memory, hard drive etc.

If you want extra storage and don't mind sacrificing the optical drive, you can replace it with a hard drive caddy, and stick the original hard drive in it...store any documents, music, pictures etc on that drive and keep the SSD for the operating system and any applications.

Oh and it runs the latest OSX El Capitan without any issues

Check out this witchcraft from the specs:

features a 2.4 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor -- with two independent … features a 2.4 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor -- with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip



Is that even ... possible?

What are these "cores" of which you speak?








Edited by: "logy" 19th May 2016

How on earth is that a 300 laptop ,. when you see how cheap iphones are at the moment on ebay 5S for 99.99 etc , it won,t be long before this crazy bubble bursts and reflects there real value. If like phones people stop paying these insane prices. Before the apple fans attack me I am not a apple hater , never commented on one of the deals here regarding them and thank god I have enough money to buy what I want. In the immortal words of rigsby " stop the world I want to get off ".
Edited by: "kev72" 19th May 2016

Cold, too old

I can't believe it's only 6 years old. This cpu was introduced in 2008.


According to CPU World was sold from late 2008 to until Oct 2011 so yes it's possible..... those Core2duo's are still usable today but it is getting old.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 19th May 2016

I bought the mid 2009 model of this for £199 in great condition bar a few marks on casing. Lobbed a SSD I already had in it and then got 4GB of RAM and though it is slower then my new Macbooks it runs 99% of things just fine on latest Mac OS X. I bought it as was using in an office that was fairly insecure but nobody would really have bothered with this but might have took my MBA

Banned

dolphino2

These are good for the money if you're after a MacBook on the cheap, or … These are good for the money if you're after a MacBook on the cheap, or are wanting to get into the apple ecosystem without spending £1k on a new MacBook. Yes they're old, but they work a treat if you replace the hard drive with an SSD and bump up the memory (it can take up to 16GB, PC3-8500).Really easy to do, 8 screws underneath, and the baseplate comes away, revealing the motherboard, memory, hard drive etc.If you want extra storage and don't mind sacrificing the optical drive, you can replace it with a hard drive caddy, and stick the original hard drive in it...store any documents, music, pictures etc on that drive and keep the SSD for the operating system and any applications.Oh and it runs the latest OSX El Capitan without any issues




You sure about that ram? I'm pretty confident core 2 duo cpus only support ddr2 and not 16gb

Upgrade to 8GB only, not 16GB.

These are good for the money if you're after a MacBook on the cheap, or … These are good for the money if you're after a MacBook on the cheap, or are wanting to get into the apple ecosystem without spending £1k on a new MacBook. Yes they're old, but they work a treat if you replace the hard drive with an SSD and bump up the memory (it can take up to 16GB, PC3-8500).


xela333

​You sure about that ram? I'm pretty confident core 2 duo cpus only s … ​You sure about that ram? I'm pretty confident core 2 duo cpus only support ddr2 and not 16gb



Definitely DDR3.... PC3-8500 / 1066Mhz

LOL_is_stupid

Upgrade to 8GB only, not 16GB.



The official limit was 4GB if you believe apple. This was increased to 8GB around the Snow Leopard/Lion days if I remember rightly, but one of the newer OS version after that then started allowing 16GB providing you have the latest EFI update from Apple.

You can even stick in higher speed RAM in one of the bay's, but at least one stick needs to be PC3-8500 for it to boot, otherwise you'll just be met with a series of beeps when attempting to POST

xela333

​You sure about that ram? I'm pretty confident core 2 duo cpus only s … ​You sure about that ram? I'm pretty confident core 2 duo cpus only support ddr2 and not 16gb



Positive about the RAM definitely DDR3

​You sure about that ram? I'm pretty confident core 2 duo cpus only s … ​You sure about that ram? I'm pretty confident core 2 duo cpus only support ddr2 and not 16gb



He's got one so he's probably right! Even the Mid 2009 I have says can only support 4 but you can actually add 6 (it is DDR2 though). My 2012 Macbook Pro none retina says 8GB max on Apple website but it is running on 16GB as I type on it!

Just to confirm though it is DDR3 and 16GB:-

everymac.com/sys…tml
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