MBP 1.83 vs 2.0

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bloodycape, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    Which one has less problems the 1.83 or 2.0? And which one is a better deal, the 1.83 for $1500 or the 2.0 for $1689. Price really doesnt matter but I would like something that will last me for a long time with out any problems. I know speed isnt currently much of an issue but how about in the long run? I haven't had an intel machine for long time so I am not sure how it is now. My current rigs are fine for the age they are and they still work hard.The last intel machine I had was kind weak after a few years but then again that was back in the early P3 days. So yeah which is better for the long wrong with less problems.
     
  2. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    2.0 since it probably has more ram, more video ram, bigger HD?

    Please list stats of both computers. Are these used computers..


    Refurb 1.83 is 1599 on apple.com

    Refurbished MacBook Pro - 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
    15.4-inch TFT display with 1440x900 resolution
    1.83GHz Intel Core Duo with 2MB shared L2 Cache
    667MHz frontside bus
    512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    80GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory


    $1999

    Refurbished MacBook Pro - 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    15.4-inch TFT display with 1440x900 resolution
    2.0GHz Intel Core Duo with 2MB shared L2 Cache
    667MHz frontside bus
    1GB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    100GB 5400rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory
     
  3. beloved84 macrumors regular

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    i just got the best machine there is to make sure i get the most out of the new MAC OSX thats coming out soon.
     
  4. bloodycape thread starter macrumors 65816

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    These are open box items. Both have the same ram and hd but one is a 2.0 with the 256mb gfx card. This from a local Apple store and not apple.com since they offer better deals than Apple.com.
     
  5. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    The difference would be hardly noticeable in day-to-day usage. If you can afford it, go for the 2GHz but make sure you get at least 1GB RAM.
     
  6. bloodycape thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That is what I plan to do, but I was wondering if in the long run the 2.0ghz is a better choice and if it has less problems i.e worring less about overheating, and since it is a little newer it is almost like a newer revision you could say?
     

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