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So, I’ve acquired an outdated 15″ 2011 Macbook Professional and might want to deliver it again to life with just a few upgrades (exchange HDD w SSD, extra reminiscence and a brand new battery), will price below $500AU.
With the improve, the Mac will look one thing like:
2.0GHz Quad Core i7 CPU
250GB Essential MX500 SSD
2 x 8GB 1333MHz SODIMM RAM Apple
Intel HD 3000 GPU & AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256MB VRAM
I wish to construct a devoted single boot Kali Linux machine and am contemplating whether or not to refurb the outdated Macbook or purchase a brand new NUC. For one thing comparable (a bit over $600AU) in value I am wanting on the following on MWave:
Intel NUC Barebone package – Core i3 seventh Gen (7100U)
120GB Kingston SSDNow A400
1 x eight GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM Kingston
I am undecided how finest to match them, the CPU is quad vs. twin core however I believe the extra fashionable i3 could also be extra environment friendly? Additionally the quantity of RAM on the outdated Macbook appears higher however once more I count on the extra fashionable RAM can be inherently sooner so maybe high quality over amount wins out?