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snowwhite007
Nov 23, 2011, 05:40 AM
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I have been offered the original macbook (white one) 2.4ghz 2gb 160gb model for 400 pounds from a work mate that has hardly used it, i was considering buying it for my dad for christmas but wondered iff anyone knows how this measures up against the Air in terms of speed etc clearly our Airs look a lot better thanks in advance guys



simsaladimbamba
Nov 23, 2011, 05:50 AM
The current MBA is faster, but that is due to the i5 and i7 CPU, but even the 2010 MBA seems faster due to its SSD.
Maybe this can help: http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/mac-benchmarks/

Internaut
Nov 23, 2011, 05:59 AM
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I have been offered the original macbook (white one) 2.4ghz 2gb 160gb model for 400 pounds from a work mate that has hardly used it, i was considering buying it for my dad for christmas but wondered iff anyone knows how this measures up against the Air in terms of speed etc clearly our Airs look a lot better thanks in advance guys

The white MacBook is fine (I'm keeping mine, in spite of buying a new Air). Depending on how technically literate your dad is though, an iPad might be a better gift (my Luddite of a dad absolutely dotes over the iPad 2 I bought him).

snowwhite007
Nov 23, 2011, 05:59 AM
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Would it handle photoshop ok? If not i think ill leave it seems way slower

Internaut
Nov 23, 2011, 06:01 AM
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Would it handle photoshop ok? If not i think ill leave it seems way slower

Mine handles Elements ok (can be a bit slow) but I suspect the full Photoshop package wouldn't run too well.

snowwhite007
Nov 23, 2011, 06:01 AM
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My dads very computer savvy just trying to drag hom away from windows

simsaladimbamba
Nov 23, 2011, 06:02 AM
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Would it handle photoshop ok? If not i think ill leave it seems way slower

Photoshop can run on that MB quite well, I had it for two years, though the resolution is abysmal for 12 MP photos and all the palettes. But it could handle the 12 MP RAW photos I threw at it quite well.

snowwhite007
Nov 23, 2011, 06:08 AM
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Cool guess ill jus leave it then cheers for input guys apreciated. Was hoping it would even slightly resemble the quality of my Air wich handles photoshop flawless