Current Black Macbook or Previous Model for $200 less?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by blairh, Mar 24, 2008.

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What would you opt for?

  1. Black Macbook 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 250 HD (Current Model)

    16 vote(s)
    59.3%
  2. Black Macbook 2.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 HD (Previous Model)

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  1. blairh macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    what would you opt for given these choices, both in new condition?

    black macbook 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 250 HD - $1,400.00 (latest model)

    black macbook 2.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 HD - $1,200.00 (previous model)
     
  2. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    I'd say the cheaper one, I heard the performance bump is not that significant although you should upgrade the RAM anyways by yourself. Good luck choosing!
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I chose the BlackBook 2.4 Penryn 250GB...

    it runs more efficient, cooler, lower fan speed, plus all that "free space" on my Hard Drive! :cool:
     
  4. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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  5. ghostguts macrumors regular

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    I would go for the upgrade. Processor upgrade, ram upgrade and harddrive upgrade for $200 extra is pretty well worth it.
     
  6. jackc macrumors 65816

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  7. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hold The Presses!!!!

    I just found this:

    2.2 GHz, 2 GB, 160 HD..........$1,200.00 New.
     
  8. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hold The Presses!!!!

    so it's actually more like:

    2.4 GHz, 2 GB, 250 HD - $1,400.00

    vs.

    2.2 GHz, 2 GB, 160 HD - $1,200.00

    both new.
     
  9. lwcoffer2 macrumors member

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    dumb question...why not get the previous model refurbished? $1049.00 right now w/ your initial specs
     
  10. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    MA state tax

    Throw in MA state tax, which Apple would charge me, and it's actually $1,100 (refurbished model).

    I'd rather get a new black macbook for $1,200, last model I posted about, with no state tax from amazon.
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    How are you able to get the $1400 price v. $1499?

    Is that the Edu Discount???:confused:
     
  12. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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  13. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What would the 160 HD size actually be GB wise upon arrival? I'm guessing 145 GB?
     
  14. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the last model for $1200 and I love it, don't regret it at all. Mine only had 1gb RAM too which i upgraded, so the 2 is a bonus for you :) Oh, and my HDD ends up about 148gb.
     
  15. ghostguts macrumors regular

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    Considering you have 2gb of ram, I would now change my recommendation to the $1200 one. Harddrive upgrades aren't much for me after they reach that high of a capacity (150+), and a processor upgrade for $200 won't do to much. RAM is probably the most important factor for me.
     
  16. Spidey79 macrumors newbie

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    Would you guys buy the Santa Rosa Blackbook for 999? This is a brand new machine with tax of course.
     
  17. lwcoffer2 macrumors member

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    yes...you can also max the ram on that for less than $100 too
     
  18. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    My advice: buy the max of what you can afford.
     
  19. krye macrumors 68000

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    Good call.
     
  20. dannyprout macrumors newbie

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    I would definitely get the new model 4gb drooooolll
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    refurb blackbook 2.2 SR for $1050. Get em while they last (sold out really fast last time).
     

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