aluminum umb or poly umb

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by eninety88, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. eninety88 macrumors newbie

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    i have a 10month old umb aluminum 2.4ghz. i just got an offer from a friend to trade me his brand new poly umb. I am actually considering it because id get another year from applecare, 7 hour battery and slightly better screen. trade offs that i'd miss the most.... backlit keyboard.... :/ thoughts, comments advice!!! thanks!!!
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    First off, your friend is clearly confused/doesn't know what he's doing. Feature-wise, his probably is better, but with yours only being 10mos old it probably has the improved/revised screen.

    If you want to take advantage of him, trade. I couldn't do that to one of my friends though =\
     
  3. bsblvnv macrumors regular

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    Personally I would take the deal, I have the uMB, and I absolutely love it. You will definitely get a better computer the only thing that you miss out on is the backlit keyboard, I don't know why that would be such a problem. I don't really know that many people that look at the keyboard when they are typing anyways. For me it has always been a distraction from the screen.
     
  4. bsblvnv macrumors regular

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    I don't think it would be taking advantage of him. The MB is definitely a better laptop, but there are a lot of people who would just be happier having the aluminum MB because of the look.
     
  5. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Keep the Aluminum MB,it's way better not to mention it's ALUMINUM!!!!I would so trade my new White Unibody for yours.:D
     
  6. eninety88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    any reason why you feel that aluminum is better other than looks?
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    IMO, that's about it.
     
  8. thunderboltspro macrumors regular

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    temp wise between alum vs poly, i thought my old poly was cooking my balls while my new alum not so much.
     
  9. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    Its interesting that the general consensus in this thread is that the new white unibody Macbook is better than the old "Collectors edition" aluminum Macbook unibodies (2.0/2.4GHz). I have both and was thinking about trading my wife my new white unibody to get the aluminum heh. I guess the battery on the new white one is better. If you use separate mic and headphone ports often (audio recordings or whatever) the old aluminum uMB has 2 separate ports for mic + headphone while the new one has just 1 "combo port". The 2.4Ghz Intel P8600 should be a bit faster than the 2.26GHz Intel P7550 but it shouldn't be that noticeable day-to-day. Also I'm pretty sure the 2.4GHz P8600 supports Intel virtualization tech (supposedly better performance in virtual machines like VMWare Fusion/Parallels but I never actually tested it), not sure if the 2.26GHz P7550 supports it.
     
  10. gerabbi macrumors regular

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    The glass on the uMB aluminium drove me absolutely bonkers. I let my wife have mine and got a MBA refurb. The reflections don't bother her. I cannot stand the high gloss display on that machine, but other than that it's a solid laptop, imho.;)
     

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