MacBook Core Duo

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  1. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking on purchasing a Macbook core duo 1.83ghz, i was wondering if you can really notice the diffrence between this and the new core 2 duo MacBook.

    thanks
     
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    Ignore my post. I thought you where talking about the 1,83ghz and the 2ghz. :eek:

    Back to the real question, yes, there is a quite noticeable difference. If you can afford it, I would recommend the C2D.
     
  3. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well i wish i had enough money, im a student see, do you know any were, where i can get a cheap one then :) thanks for the help
     
  4. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    Hm, If you can go for he new c2d definatly go fo a refurbed 2ghz core duo. Itwill have a superdrive, which you may think you dont need, and it will also be faster.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ill keep a look out, thanks again...so core 2 duo is much better i take it
    :D, i think i can get it on educational discount, quite alot cheaper
     
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    Also consider (A LOT) the superdrive, if you decide to go for the Core Duo, go for the one that has the Superdrive (that are the 2 ghz one's). At first, as fivetoadsloth says, you think you don't need it. But you'll end wanting to have one. I've burned 10 DVD's (my first ten:D ) in the past 6 months. Unless you are very certain you won't need to burn DVD's.

    Roco, :)
     
  7. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    yeah it is, but those refurbe are really nice too!
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no c2d is not much better than cd at the same clock speed. don't let these guys persuade you otherwise and get you to spend quite a bit more money on a machine that may be more than you need.

    having a superdrive is nice if you need it though but honestly if say there was a price difference of 300 dollars between a cd and c2d and all things being equal, i could not justify the c2d as its not that great of an upgrade
     
  9. winchest macrumors regular

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    I just recently purchased the CD MacBook refurbished because of the great prices. I did want the updated C2D, but just didn't feel like spending the extra 600 bucks over the refurbished deal I got. There are some benefits to the C2D including the potential in the 802.11n wireless card, but nothing is a must have in my non-expert opinion. I got the 2 ghz and upgraded the memory.
     
  10. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Notice performance difference from Core Duo and Core 2 Duo from this thread.

    Seems like the C2D is a bit faster but only a few seconds:
     
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    and thats comparing a 2ghz cd to as 2.33ghz c2d keep in mind
     
  12. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Yes, comparing the first two with the third is a bit unfair but comparing the first two shows that 2.0 CD and 2.0 C2D has a slight improvement.
     
  13. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for the help everyone, much appreiciated :D i think ill wait to get c2d
     
  14. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Not sure if the following is true or not:

    I read somewhere that the CD is a 32 bit processor and the C2D is a 64 bit processor this should be very fast with Leopard.



    FJ
     
  15. DMBGuru macrumors regular

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    The immediate differences will be minor, but slightly noticeable.

    Once more 64bit platform software comes out (like Leopard), there will be huge differences.

    May as well invest early.
     
  16. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    If you save the extra cash and buy a refurb now, by the time your machine is obsolete you can take out the cash you've saved, add a bit on to it, and buy a new refurb then.

    Getting the greatest and latest may sound good against obsolence in theory, but since computer speeds almost double every 18 months it is pointless paying like 50% more for that potentially 20% increase in speed.
     
  17. DMBGuru macrumors regular

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    Says the man with the new MBP :p
     
  18. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    It will be the very last new computer, I swear! ;)
     
  19. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Not quite. The main advantage of 64-bit computing at the moment is the ability to address more memory.

    The notion that buying a Core 2 Duo is preferable for "future-proofing" is kind of a moot point at the moment. By the time 64-bit operating systems and applications become the norm, the current crop of machines will be obsolete anyway.
     

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