Great Deal on Macbook CD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thorleif, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. thorleif macrumors newbie

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    I recently received an email from my university's listserve about a very limited supply of macbooks on sale at the bookstore. The price is $650. I did a little quick research before I left to pick up this offer. I am just wondering if I am missing something or if this is a great deal?

    It is the 1.83ghz core duo, 512mb ram, 60gb....

    I see on Apple's website that the macbooks are now core 2 duo? What is the difference?

    Looking on ebay it seems like I could get $1000 for this thing, and also the macrumor's buyer's guide lists this machine as starting out at $950 new.

    So, am I missing something, or is this a steal of a deal and I should go pick up another one before they're gone?

    Thanks,
    Jesse
     
  2. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Core 2 Duo is the newer version of the Intel chips vs the older Core Duo.

    At the same clock speed (GHZ) there isnt a very larger difference.

    for more info you can read up here or here

    I would buy!
     
  4. caligula357 macrumors member

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    does the core duo processor have the same 64bit processing capabilities as the newer core 2 duo processor?


    this might be worth considering for when leopard is released.

    :rolleyes:
     
  5. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    Yes it does. There really isn'ta tremendous speed difference between the two- I think it's like 15 - 20 %.

    An AWESOME deal, if you ask me.
     
  6. caligula357 macrumors member

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    i'm sure i read somewhere that core (1) duo did not fully support 64 bit (intel disabled the architecture on the chip)

    core 2 duo was intel's fully 64 bit processor to rival AMD's turion and semprons.

    please correct me if i'm wrong, i'm still not entirely sure...
     
  7. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    You are right, but even then at that price it is insanely worth it.
     

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