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Closed 5 minutes ago by jmargolisvt, kaylum, franklinsijo.
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So I have an old 15 "2011 Macbook Pro and have to bring it back to life with a few upgrades (replace HDD with SSD, more memory and a new battery). It costs less than AU $ 500.
With the upgrade, the Mac looks something like this:
2.0 GHz Quad Core i7 CPU
250 GB Crucial MX500 SSD
2 x 8 GB 1333 MHz SODIMM RAM Apple
Intel HD 3000 GPU and AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256 MB VRAM
I want to build a dedicated single-boot Kali Linux computer and am considering whether to overhaul the old Macbook or buy a new NUC. For a comparable price (just over AU $ 600) I look at the following at MWave:
Intel NUC Barebone Kit – Core i3 7th Generation (7100U)
120 GB Kingston SSDNow A400
1 x 8 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM Kingston
I am not sure how best to compare them. The CPU is quad vs. Dual core, but I suspect the more modern i3 can be more efficient. The amount of RAM on the old Macbook also seems to be better, but I'm again assuming that the more modern RAM will naturally be faster, so maybe quality wins over quantity?
Thank you, George