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Buying a low-end Macbook?

I'm looking at buying a low-end Macbook for web browsing and MS Office (primarily Powerpoint). Basically, it's coming down to a 2009 or 2010 Macbook, as I'd prefer to run Yosemite, but I want to keep my budget below $500. I have used a friend's 2009 Macbook fairly regularly and I'm happy with its general performance, but I have a few specific questions. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Oct 31, 2014 - 13 answers

Suddenly erratic touchpad on MacBook Pro

My MacBook's touchpad went wrong this morning. Everything I do is suddenly like fighting with a ghost. Mac forums are useless. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 6, 2012 - 16 answers

Which MacBook model is right for me (your typical suburban middle-aged dude)?

Should I (a regular old computer user) get the Retina MacBook Pro? Or will the regular old MBP be sufficiently futureproof? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Jul 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Pushing on the "Pull" door.

Ugh. The "list view" in Finder (Macbook OS X Lion 10.7.2) is no longer showing the collapsible triangle to the left. It only shows a triangle to the right, which isn't collapsible/expandable. What gives? [more inside]
posted by madred on Jan 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Windows to the soul, or time for something new and Airy?

Should I get a MacBook Air or stick with Windows? I may be getting a new laptop for school and I want to get the best, most portable one... but I have never had a Mac. What should I get? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Jan 10, 2012 - 28 answers

Picking between two Macs - epitome of first world problems.

Do I want an May 2010 MacBook Pro or a new MacBook Air? [more inside]
posted by hepta on Dec 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me minimize the hassles of getti g a new computer

I think my MacBook has died. Help me minimize the cost/trauma/hassle of replacing it! [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jun 29, 2010 - 11 answers

hook me up.

what is a fair price for a used macbook pro? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Mar 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Just Buy It for Her Already!

Should I go ahead and buy my wife a MacBook Air? [more inside]
posted by Danf on Feb 12, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I remove a recalcitrant HD from a Macbook?

macbook hard drive problem [more inside]
posted by mandrake on Jan 18, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I tell if someone is trying to hop onto my wireless signal?

I have a MacBook Pro running OS 10.6.1, and an Airport Extreme Base Station. Is there a user-friendly way to see if someone is trying to use my internet connection or hack into my network? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Nov 10, 2009 - 17 answers

Learning about firewalls and general computing

I allowed perl access past my firewall (Am I even saying that right?). Should I be worried? And how do I learn more about the subject so I'm not so clueless in the future? [more inside]
posted by dicetumbler on Jan 11, 2009 - 8 answers

You have been disconnected.

We're having some problems with our wireless network, and I can't figure out what the problem is. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Could the fact that iTunes skipping be a sign that I need a new hard drive?

I just got my Macbook back from the Apple Store today after they replaced the logic board on the unit. I've noticed that every song I play in iTunes seems to skip. Finding this odd, I opened up the Activity Monitor and looked at disk usage. It seems like whenever a read to the disk is made, iTunes seems to begin skipping. Furthermore, I have the same problem after trying to play mp3's via mpg123. I'm worried that the skipping could be a sign my hard drive might be failing. I recently installed a brand new 250 GB hard drive from Newegg about a month and a half ago, so I'm somewhat skeptical. Is it a reasonable concern?
posted by phr4gmonk3y on Jun 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Macbook Pro must be exhausted from lack of sleep

How to make my Macbook Pro sleep? [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Apr 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Folding@Home and nowhere else

I want to run Folding@Home on my MacBook Pro, but I want it to only fold while plugged in. Is there a way I can do this? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Macbook External Speaker Buzz

Why do my speakers randomly begin to hum/buzz? [more inside]
posted by benji on Jan 9, 2008 - 9 answers

MacBooks and Windows, still duking it out!

MacBook running XP has major "SYSTEM" issues. Why? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Oct 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Combination laser pointer + presentation mouse?

Can anyone recommend a wireless presentation clicker/mouse + laser pointer for Mac OS X? [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Oct 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Switch. And Switch back, you know, whenever you damn well please.

This may be slightly premature, but would it possible to install Windows onto one of the new Macintel platforms and so have an OS X/XP dualbooting machine? [more inside]
posted by Tikirific on Jan 11, 2006 - 20 answers

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