MacBook Core2Duo vs. Dell XPS

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Spock, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. Spock macrumors 68000

    Spock

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    MacBook

    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512
    120GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
    Superdrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth
    $1499

    Dell

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7200 (2GHz/667MHz/4MB)
    Genuine Windows® XP Professional
    Integrated Webcam and Mobile Broadband Antenna
    1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
    120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
    Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Integrated Audio

    $1761

    The Dell has no bluetooth no 10/100/1000 Ethernet no optical but it has Windows!!;)
     
  2. Kolind macrumors regular

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    I can't imagine that the dell doesn't have 10/100/1000 ethernet - are you sure about that?

    I would say that the major benefit with the Macbook is that it doesn't have windows ;)

    What do you need it for?
     
  3. ready2switch macrumors 6502

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    I've done the same with a 17" MBP and the 17" XPS notebook.

    MBP=$2600 (100GB HD)
    XPS=$3400+

    If you're not getting "bottom of the barrel" configured machines, Macs are really a bargain. Unfortunately, a great many PC users will get the cheapest available, even if it does have Celeron *shudders* and never understand the difference.

    Edit: Even the 17" Inspiron came out to be $2800+ with no 2.33 GHz option to choose.
     
  4. Spock thread starter macrumors 68000

    Spock

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    I looked 2 times before I posted.
     

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