Apple Portal

Even though I am a ThinkPad enthusiast and have a collection of them, I did tend to come across some Mac computers. I needed to figure out Macs when I worked at an electronic recycler, so finding EveryMac website was quintessential for flipping devices on eBay. Luckily Macs are easy to know what model is what because they’ll post the year and specs on the system.

Anywho, here is a portal of the latest Mac posts that I have. I’m not sure when I will update each of these pages, maybe every 6 months? I don’t have a mega price guide because… too many fucking laptops. At least not as interesting as ThinkPads imo.

Mac Desktops

iMac 21.5″ 2009 to 2017 – This is somewhat depreciated, and it was done with the old style of research (before I utilized Google Sheets). There are some parts pricing on here, specifically LCD and glass on applicable models.

iMac 27″ 2009 to 2017 – This is older as well, like the style above. These are a bigger powerhouse so I do tend to look at these to flip <3

PowerMac or Mac Pro – One day I’ll have a price guide for them, but since most of them been customized, it won’t be that accurate… like doing a price guide for core i5 gaming desktop without regards of what GPU or CPU is inside it.

CPU Pricing for Mac Pro

2006 to 2008 – LGA 775 Xeon – General info if you got one of the sexy big ass PowerMac G5 case but with Intel CPUs. Quadcore is the max, DDR2 RAM, there is a mod to get El Capitan installed, eh long in the tooth but can still do its thing if not needing newest stuff.

2009 to 2012 – LGA 1366 Xeons – Info if you want to upgrade a 2009, 2010 to 2012 Mac Pro Processor.

Mac Laptops

2006 to 2008? – I skipped these macs because OSX can’t be updated to El Capitan. Additionally the hinges, displays and stinky keyboard sucks, these are probably the lesser reliable MacBooks to buy.

MacBook Pro 2008 to 2012 – Most of the aluminum body MacBooks that are most popular, they are partially modular minus the soldered CPU & GPU. This included the unibody 13″ MacBook from 2008, 09 and 10. For the Pros I got the 13″, 15″ and expensive 17″ models.

Depreciated – 2012 & 2013 MacBook Pro 13″ – Old style of guide writing I used to do, more information given here due to me researching one or two units, rather than in batches like I do now.

Retina MacBook Pro 15″ – 2012 to 2017 – Did this around the end of 2018, this was before that LCD flex cable became an apparent problem.

MacBook Air 2009 to 2019 – MacBook Airs have soldered CPUs and super razor thin. I have the spreadsheet finished but haven’t done a page yet… :O

Early 2015 rMBP 15″ – Depreciated guide, CPU/SSD Pricing

2012 rMBP 15″ – Depreciated guide