buying a macbook....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nlivo, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    gday....i am thinking about buying the lowest model of the macbook's but my main concern is the combo drive and i don't want to upgrade because i am a student and lack money but i was wondering.....how much difference does it make....will it be any slower at ripping dvd's using handbrake??? what are some big differences between a combo drive and a double-layer superdrive???

    thanks- and i might just wait 'til a tablet mac comes out (an official apple one)
     
  2. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    you might be waiting till hell freezes over, the way the iphone is hogging all of apple's attention.
     
  3. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

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    it seems to me, ripping dvds would be the same speed but no dual layer or dvd burning on the combo. heres where i found it at.. http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html

    just gotta scroll down and it has "Storage" with the info on the super and combo drive.

    BRad
     
  4. nlivo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if thats how long i have to wait...so be it!!!
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, my dears.... you live in a fantasy world if you think that the DVD drive speed is the limiting factor in how long it takes to rip a disc with Handbrake. Not with two cores. Not, to my knowledge, with 8. Someday, when you have 80 cores in your computer, yes, you will be able to convert a DVD to H.264 faster than you can read it off the physical media. But you have a ways to go. ;)

    If you don't need to *burn* DVDs, then the Combo drive shouldn't hurt you too much.
     
  6. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    NERD ALERT LOL
    live in a fantasy world if what is the what what what? as if!
     

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