2.0Ghz Mac Mini or 2.4Ghz White 13" Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by godzillinois, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. godzillinois macrumors newbie

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    I was looking for a Mac Mini as a backup computer since I already have a 2012 Macbook Pro, but I also came across a White Macbook for a good price too. Both are Core2Duos and have 2GB RAM. The Mac Mini I can get for $50-$75 and the White Macbook I can get for $150-$170. I planned on putting in a SSD drive to whichever I get and upgrading the RAM down the line as well. I already have an extra keyboard and monitor as well if I get the Mac Mini.

    I guess my question is which would be a better deal for a backup computer? I know its relatively easy to put a SSD in the White Macbooks but I'm not familiar with doing it to the Mac Mini's. Would I notice the extra 0.4GHZ speed and is it worth the extra $100?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. godzillinois thread starter macrumors newbie

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    looks like a 2007 according to the serial number, it has a 160GB hard drive
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The 2007 has only a DVI port on the back. The 2009 has a mini-DVI and mini-DisplayPort. If it is a 2007, get the Macbook. If it is a 2009, get the Mini.
     
  5. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    What year is the MB? I'm thinking older than 2010 or someone is giving a great deal. If it's a 2010 MB, get it and upgrade the drive to SSD and get 16Gs ram for it. Keep it or resell it for 500/600.
     

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