Can't Decide, Need Help, the regular talk...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JohnnyQuest, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

    JohnnyQuest

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    So I'm definitely getting a macbook this week. However, I have a dilemma...should i get the low-end model (1.83GHz/512mbRAM) or the upgrade model (2.0GHz/1gbRAM)??? Please help. I won't be using it for VERY much- just Microsoft Office, iPhoto, iTunes, Safari, and a couple of other included apps. Just want everyone's opinion.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    I say go for refurb, and spend the money saved on 3rd party RAM...
     
  3. JohnnyQuest thread starter macrumors 65816

    JohnnyQuest

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    NO! My only two options are those two computers. Which one suits my needs most?
     
  4. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

    psycoswimmer

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    The upgraded one. Especially because you will be using Word, which runs under Rosetta.
     
  5. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    The upgraded one. I've seen how slow the basic model runs, and mine's slow enough running word and it's the upgraded version.

    Also, you get a DVDRW drive which you don't get with the basic model.
     
  6. salmon06 macrumors newbie

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    Definetly the upgraded one because:

    1. DVD Burner
    2. RAM (512mb is realistically not enough...)
     
  7. JohnnyQuest thread starter macrumors 65816

    JohnnyQuest

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    Yeah I undernd everyone's points. I'm using an HP Pavilion ze4900 with 256mb RAM and 40 gig hard drive. So anything is better!!! I think I'm going to go with the better WhiteBook. Its just more practical.
     
  8. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

    iJawn108

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    You need 1gig for osx to run smooth. if you upgrade the ram to 1 gig the lower end model will.
     

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