Summary: I love Macbooks but this model isn't a best buy. You can only update to Lion. No Mountain Lion or Mavericks. Another problem is its case tends to chip. No help from Apple on that. Pass this turkey up and find a newer model or a Macbook Pro.
Nice looking design, lightweight, not the fastest but a good cheap buy
18 June 2013
Summary: There are better options in the market but if you need a cheap and quick solution you can get one of these pretty cheap. You get what you paid for which means you're not getting the fastest computer around. Upgradable to the latest mac os so far (mountain lion) for pretty cheap. Track pad is big and it actually has buttons, which i like, keyboard seems a little flimsy, like it can break easily.
Average value! Put a few more bucks onto the 2009 version.
5 June 2013
Summary: This is my first Apple purchase (surprise surprise) and I wanted to give it try with the Macbook. I liked that it has a nice size and look (like the 2009 version) but it did not come included with an updated software which I had to purchase for myself in order to run with the rest of the world - such OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and the GarageBand & Quicktime combo.
Summary: Was a good buy for the price, but when you put a new battery in. The laptop don't reconize it? I have two of these same age one only runs if I have a battery in it and charged. the one I bought works with out battery so I can take it mobile. screen is clear has seen years of use and it shows but all works fine other wise. I am just glad to have one that works since the other don't work unless I have a battery. Was great price came fast and shipping was good.
A Great Computer, but hindered by poor performance and older hardware
26 December 2012
Summary: I got this MacBook for a good price on eBay, and so far, I am pleased with it. I can't believe for being close to 7 years old, this MacBook still runs modern programs and software pretty well. It isn't very fast, and sometimes I will get the SBOD (spinning beachball of death). I am still surprised how good it runs for its age.
Excerpt: Having owned this laptop for 3 years I can say I do not regret purchasing it whatsoever. With that said, I do regret owning it for all this time. When I first used my Macbook I can say the bootup is very quick, about less than 15 seconds. I can say the login and the interface is very user friendly as well. The build quality needs a bit of work as my laptop keys are breaking off and the bottom of my laptop has cracks.
It's an ok laptop, except for the ac adapter. after all, its a MAC product.
9 July 2012
Summary: At first use it was ok but after about a week the ac adapter start to give some problems. I have to wiggle it to get some charge in. And for they I'm disappointed, I was told that it would be a new charger.
The product was not what was listed. A good computer without the errors.
11 March 2012
Summary: The computer was great except for the functioning errors that it had. The camera couldn't keep white balance, and the audio port had a broken channel. Plus I would have liked it to have had a firewire port which was one of my main reasons for purchase.