Top 4 Macs you can buy for UNDER $200!

Top 4 Macs you can buy for UNDER $200!

We’ve talked a lot about Apple Silicon over the past weeks, but today we’ll take a step back and look at the low end of the used Mac spectrum. Today I’ll go over the 4 best Macs that you can buy for under $200; what makes them a good buy, what upgrades can you do, and whether a $200 used Mac is a good value!

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  1. Kris Jonson on June 15, 2022 at 4:05 am

    linux makes intel mac computers usable all over again with support

  2. JedCyrus Magbojos SC on June 15, 2022 at 4:06 am

    Here in the Philippines, used/old macs will still cost you $800 – 1000!

  3. Patryk Rogoziński on June 15, 2022 at 4:07 am

    macbook pro 17′ 2009

  4. Joseph Preza on June 15, 2022 at 4:07 am

    Hey Luke! Thanks for posting this! You could probably add the Mac Pro 4,1. I just picked one up for $150 with a stock GT120 512MB video card, 8GB RAM, and 500GB 5400rpm drive. It performs faster than my 2019 iMac 21.5" which is a dog! Also, I noticed that the iMac 2009 you recommended has a 3.06GHz CPU. I was wondering if it’s upgradeable?

  5. Apple Holic on June 15, 2022 at 4:07 am

    I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, late 2008). The processor is 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3. Startup Disk Macintosh HD. And Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512 MB. All this means very little to me so I was hoping you could tell me something about it. I’ve kept it in excellent condition. I had to take it to the Apple store a few years back and everyone really surprised me about what great shape it was in for it’s age. I told them they could buy it for a thousand bucks and got some good laughs✌🏽️– The battery is shot

  6. Steve McClure on June 15, 2022 at 4:07 am

    Thanks!! I’m a budget shopper and this really helped :). By a crazy conscience there is a Mied-2010 MacBook Pro at the local repair shop I might buy.

  7. Gummy on June 15, 2022 at 4:11 am

    What it like a Coumputer but okay

  8. Ant Artea on June 15, 2022 at 4:20 am

    Hey I just wanna thanks for your professional opinion and you have no idea how valuable your opinion is to someone like me like I’ve only been in computers now for about two years and still don’t know jack ,and your right I’m not getting this for graphics, I want a Mac for music production and they are better than windows and for right now at least windows is better than Chromebook which was my first and only computer so far and it was the cheapest Walmart had so I’m sure you can imagine just how awesome it really is lol , while windows is catching up anything apple is far better especially if you’re running an interface to a guitar along with a mixer board along with some effects ,a modeling multiple effects preamp ,to a 100w tube head paired with a 4×12 cab that’s blasting out from 2 vintage 30s and 2 sidewinders which had become discontinued and illegal in most states for blowing out eardrums and that’s not counting the plug-ins I could get.So as you read I pretty much got what I need as for instrument and production tools cept for a decent computer, about 6months ago I got me an Ipad8 it’s all stock nothing fancy,it’s good but it’s more in essence like a phone than a computer like it can run phone apps but not computer ones ,like I really really REALLY need Ez-drummer just that alone would put me miles ahead than where I’m sitting now cause yes I can play guitar and bass but can’t play drums not even kinda,but anyway wrote all this to you because I want you to know how important it is to me someone is spending their time weeding through piles of old computers some would even consider obsolete,but not all of us are rich hell some of us are poor and I will like and I’ll sub when the internet is back up on my ipad my handle there is AnthonyStHellhammer thanks again and I’ll send you some songs after they are done if you like

  9. Rudy Rodriguez on June 15, 2022 at 4:20 am

    How did you get Catalina on a 2009 iMac? Best I was able to do was High Sierra (10.13.6).

  10. The Real Prince Club on June 15, 2022 at 4:20 am

    I did want the mid 2011, for the 32 ram

  11. YoungThrilla1 on June 15, 2022 at 4:20 am

    *iAPPRECiATE THiS UPLOAD BRO! ☝🏽🍾✨🏆🍿🎬🌙🥂*

  12. The Real Prince Club on June 15, 2022 at 4:21 am

    I always shop by storage

  13. JON Gergeceff on June 15, 2022 at 4:24 am


  14. Tech talks on June 15, 2022 at 4:24 am

    You should make a updated version of this video

  15. Angel Alonso Sarmiento on June 15, 2022 at 4:24 am

    late 2012 21.5 inch imac is 190usd on ebay – I think you can upgrade the cpu of these

  16. OSXlover on June 15, 2022 at 4:25 am

    Macboo air?

  17. chris bodrum on June 15, 2022 at 4:26 am

    This is where Luke shines in a very crowded tech crowd on YouTube. How to find cheap MacBooks. Super job.

  18. Biggie 1 on June 15, 2022 at 4:26 am

    I really need a laptop to further my studies but can’t afford them please help me I’m a student

  19. H MOBB on June 15, 2022 at 4:26 am

    What kind of monitor was that when you were showing the mini Mac at 5:30?

  20. Angela Willoughby on June 15, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Do you have an updated video for this topic? I am totally looking to get a macbook for under $250. Thanks!

  21. MR on June 15, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for the video.

  22. Eric Castile on June 15, 2022 at 4:28 am

    Catalina With A Patcher on Late 2008 Mac?

  23. Pony Mujigae on June 15, 2022 at 4:29 am

    For $420 plus a $2.99 fee and sales tax, I managed to buy a Retina 15-inch mid-2015 MacBook Pro.

  24. Roland Dexter on June 15, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Kinda curious if the mid 2008 macbook model can run telegram and chrome fast enough for a financial market trader. Starting up

  25. Tsegy Hailu on June 15, 2022 at 4:31 am

    Can you play the song another country

  26. gilberto jones on June 15, 2022 at 4:31 am

    the question is will the latest ios work on these old babies.. is the support for these 12 yr plus macs still exsist?????

  27. Alexis Lynne on June 15, 2022 at 4:32 am

    i got a refurbished macbook air 2015

  28. Stankity Azz on June 15, 2022 at 4:33 am

    When he said "M1 Macs" at the beginning, I had to take a moment to wonder how he was talking about the "M1 Max" already in 2020.

  29. Mookies.wrld on June 15, 2022 at 4:33 am

    Got a 2009 15" MacBook pro for 70$ including ssd and 6gb ram upgrade best deal of my life

  30. Swamp croc on June 15, 2022 at 4:33 am

    Buddy, this is awesome. I hope you do more. I have an iPhone, so does most of the family, and though I’m not a fan of Apple’s strict control over software and development, it does have advantages in longevity and compatibility. With all the shenanigans that Microsoft has been caught in (in the past) and currently, I’m looking to get more into Apple, but life is life and $$$ is limited. This, this is great. My family needs a good computer, on a strict budget, to do their school tasks with and maybe stream some shows or browse the net. I’m forwarding this to them now. Thanks again! I’ll always have to keep a PC for some of my tasks, but these look awesome too.

  31. Hal on June 15, 2022 at 4:33 am

    dont know how to add rams ssd……you buy a $99 one and teach us,lets do it!

  32. XShadowCatzX on June 15, 2022 at 4:34 am

    I got a refurbished late 2013 21.5” imac.
    Specs & price:
    $199.99, free shipping, $12.00 tax
    GPU: GeForce GT750M
    Ram: 16gb 1.6ghz ddr3
    CPU: 2.9ghz quad core intel i5
    Storage: 256 gb ssd
    and it’s running Catalina. This was a steal imo

    edit: I partitioned the drive so i can put high sierra on it as well. this means i can also use it as a monitor

  33. Henry Jiang on June 15, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Mac Mini Late 2014 3Ghz i7 up to 16GB RAM and 128gb ssd addable SSD costs like $250

  34. Malcolm Adams on June 15, 2022 at 4:38 am

    This was a good video. My man

  35. Sub to The bois on June 15, 2022 at 4:39 am

    Apparently you never worked on a MacBook before

  36. GLAY NATION on June 15, 2022 at 4:40 am

    got a 2008 macbook Im using to type this for $32!! I couldnt believe it!!

  37. Khaled Algharabally on June 15, 2022 at 4:41 am

    I have Mac studio

  38. The General Channel on June 15, 2022 at 4:42 am

    Are these 200$ computers referbs?

  39. 730 ProductionsLLC on June 15, 2022 at 4:45 am

    But are these upgradable as far as OS. My 2012 iMac shutdown on me cuz I couldn’t upgrade the OS

  40. SSG Butt YT on June 15, 2022 at 4:46 am

    sir if i buy mac mini 2010 it work video editing 4k with latest illusteator or photoshop

  41. Tony Discret on June 15, 2022 at 4:47 am

    Godd deals, except that DDR2 are difficult to get for an ffordable price

  42. Gerson Gramajo on June 15, 2022 at 4:49 am

    Donde puedo comprar esa mac

  43. Relax & Chill on June 15, 2022 at 4:50 am

    I thought I’d see Mac donalds in the list Hahaha

  44. Birdman69 on June 15, 2022 at 4:52 am

    How tf is a box a computer

  45. Shot on My Iphone on June 15, 2022 at 4:54 am

    2012 Mac is better than a 2022 PC

  46. Escape Velocity on June 15, 2022 at 4:55 am

    Great video, Luke, with super useful tips for getting the biggest bang for the Mac-buck. But how did you get the 2008 Macbook Pro to run Catalina? A native Macbook Pro needs to be a mid 2012 or later for Catalina to be installed, right?

  47. Ironwolf Tactical on June 15, 2022 at 4:56 am

    Need the 2022 update

  48. C0ldyloxProductions on June 15, 2022 at 4:56 am

    I’m still using my MacBook Pro mid 2012 that I bought brand new out of Highschool, and it’s still fast enough for me and while it’s now no longer receiving updates that’s fine cause I can use bootcamp for windows, I put a 2tb ssd in it it’s go 16gb of ddr3 ram, 2.5 ghz dual i5 with an intel hd4000 gpu i love it it was my first computer and has seen hard gaming without external cooling stands soooo it’s seen hard use and yet keeps trucking along, though I am now gaming on my new gaming pc desktop but if I ever travel I can still do some gaming on my Mac thanks to some of the upgrades I’ve done to it

  49. Snake plays_roblox on June 15, 2022 at 4:58 am

    Tysm in only 12 and get little money so its cheap and a upgrade from my core i3 school laptop

  50. Ivan Soria on June 15, 2022 at 5:01 am

    where did you buy them from?

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