Macbook CD or C2D

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by i-sidd, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    Ok so let me start by saying that I don't have Macbook, would definately like to have one. I am a switching from PC. I am a student and I saw that appleonline store has the MB for as low as $849 and $899. However, my question is it looks like a good deal but its CD not C2D. So should I go for the refurb CD or the new C2D. what are the pros and cons between the two. I have also read a lot a lot of members complaining that they had to return it 4 or even 5 times before they got the best machine. So a lot of complain that I hear from the members is scaring me to make the switch.
    Also is it better to buy from the apple online or from the apple store. Is there a difference. Lastly is this a good time to buy or is apple going to come out with something new in January.

    Lot of confusion in my mind. Help is needed desparetly.
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    The Core 2 Duo is slightly slower than the Core Duo. Its 64 bit too, but that means little.
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    you mean slightly faster???

    there aren't many differences to be honest. the c2ds do have dual layer superdrives but i dont use the single layer as it is lol

    if money is a concern, the cd would be a better buy in my opinion
  4. interlaced macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2005
    The differences in buying in the store rather than online: 1] You get the item in your hands right after you fork over the $$; no waiting periods 2] If you want to upgrade the HD, you can only do it online. You can upgrade the RAM through the store as well as online. 3] Apple Stores will do a basic data transfer from your old comp if you want them to and it's free.

    I just got a CD Black Macbook and I LOVE IT. It is AMAZING (said in the voice of the Head-On commercial guy). If you can get it at $899, that is $600-700 less than the C2D version. It's up to you if you think a DL Superdrive, extra 40GB HD and Core 2 Duo processor are worth that $600-700 difference.
  5. wmmk macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    I got a refreshed CD MBP. $1000 off list. :)
    couldn't be happier. also, refurbs and refreshes have to be certified, so they tend to have lower odds of being defective than new models. it's so ironic!

    get the CD and spend the money you save on cool mac software:D
  6. docss26 macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2006
    about a month after i got my CD macbook the C2Ds came out. I was a little pissed but people were telling me the difference is minimal and for my usage (web browsing,music, porn) it wouldnt really make much of a difference. =)
  7. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    So do you just go to the Apple store and ask them if they have a refreshed Macbook? Or are they displayed like the new ones. So if I have got this correct Refresh is better than Refurbished? or am I saying something wrong here.
  8. sblasl macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2004
    Heber Springs, AR
    Yes, would someone please clarify the difference between these 2 descriptions and depending on which one you would like to purchase, what is the best strategy to obtain your choice?

  9. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    I really doubt the C2D is slower. Reviews/tests have shown that there's an increase (not as much as Apple has claimed).

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