2GB Core Duo 1.83ghz or 1gb Core 2 duo 1.83ghz?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mr. MacBook, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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    Cheap refurbished core duo 1.83GHz core duo laptops at the apple store online allow me to get 2 gb of memory and a mouse for $950 instead of buying the exact same core "2" duo with 1 gb ram no mouse for 1025

    Im cheap, so whats better though? Seriously, im talking big differences, not tiny ones like 2-3 frame rates. Unless, of course, the macbook frame rate is 5 :p
     
  2. Mr. MacBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh and will apple have an express upgrade to leopard like xp-vista?
     
  3. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    There isnt really a huge difference between the two. They both have the same GPU. Im pretty sure both have 2MB L2 cache. The only difference is that the C2D has 64 bit support, which you need to decide if you really need. There would be a slight performance increase with the C2D, but nothing spectacular. Other than those things there arent really any significant things you need to know.

    Remember that both of them only have to combo drive so you canot burn DVD's
     
  4. Mr. MacBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Heh yeah. Im thinking of buying the cheapest macbook pro EVER which is like 1349$ refurbished... its got great video card but 512 ram only. Easy to upgrade though.
     

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