confused about my 1st mac

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by soul619, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. soul619 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    is this spec anygood? can someone give me pro's an con's

    Intel Core 2 Duo (2.1GHz) processor.
    1GB DDR2 RAM.
    120GB hard drive.
    13.3ins glossy widescreen TFT display.
    Combo drive ( DVD-ROM/CD-RW).
    Intel GMA X3100 graphics with 144MB dedicated memory.
    802.11 N WiFi.
    Built-in iSIGHT camera.
    MAC OS X v10.5 Leopard
    iLIFE 08.
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    The only con I see is the Combo drive, rather than a Superdrive. Other than that, you might want to increase the amount of RAM yourself.
  3. soul619 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    whats the difference? how well (or not) will it work with the ram in it now?
  4. claimed4all macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
    It will run just fine. You can not burn DVDs which could be no biggie for you. Also the ram of 1gb will be fine for every day computing. If you like to run alot of apps at once, get deep into iMovie or iPhoto, you should look at upgrading. For starting out its a great spec.
  5. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    upgrade the ram, you'll be able to have alot of apps running at once
    looks like we have the exact same model, i don't burn dvds and i actually hardly ever use the optical drive in my mac.
  6. jamin100 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2008
    I have this same macbook.. I brought it from apple in Novermber (refurb £529 delivered)

    I installed 4GB ram (£40) and increased the hard drive with a 250GB model (£80 i think)

    If i want to burn dvd's on the macbook (which i very rare) then i have an external USB dvd writer which i can use.

    Its a great machine and i use mine for photoshop, vmware, surfing the net, and ripping dvd's
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    The pros and cons depend on how much does it cost, and what you plan to use it for?
  8. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Yeah, what's the price? Most I'd pay for that MacBook is $800.
  9. therealdt macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2008
    northeast region
    It was available via the refurb store for 849 last night, but for a 100 bucks more your can get a MB(2.4).
  10. timestoby macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    its great,i have the same one but with the superdrive and 2gb ram. i dont even need the superdrive or combo. anyway its mint for my first mac and havnt had any issues.

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