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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rufus247, Mar 28, 2010.
Which is faster/better, a 17" MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz Core Duo, or a Black MacBook 2.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo?
The Blackbook has a significantly faster processor. Obviously, 13.3" is considerably smaller than 17", which has benefits (portability) and disadvantages (less screen space).
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
Intel T2600 2.16 GHz (2 cores)
Geekbench 2 score: 2631
MacBook (Late 2006)
Intel Core 2 T7400 2.16 GHz (2 cores)
Geekbench 2 score: 2779
However, the 17" model has a better (discrete) graphics card, which isn't considered in the Geekbench score.
What will you mainly use the computer for?
A early Core 2 Duo compared to a Core Duo at the same clock speed is approximately...
10% faster, takes up about 15% less energy, and much less heat.
Plus Core 2 Duos are 64-bit.
However, Core Duos are still alright processors... they still can satisfy most people's needs.
Did I miss something? I thought we were talking about computers here...
Yeah, "people" comes before "needs".
(And "they" comes after "processors".)