did i get a good deal? macbook (white)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whitemac2, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. whitemac2 macrumors member

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    yesterday i bought a macbook from a local here in louisville for 625.00 came with dvi connection and the crt video connection and remotecontrol

    specs are:
    2.0ghz
    2gig ram upgrade
    80gb hd
    Leopard Upgrade

    the owner said that they bought it october 5 2006 so its a little over a yr old.

    was it a good buy? is there any programs that should be taken off to speed up the system any? i am 100% new to mac
     
  2. TSE macrumors 68030

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    That is a great buy for a Core Duo MacBook with 2 GBs of RAM. If you are going to run Boot Camp, I suggest you upgrade the the HD to atleast a 120 GB and 7200 RPM. The faster HD will make up for only having 2 GBs of ram.

    Good luck.
     
  3. whitemac2 thread starter macrumors member

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    is there a big differences between the core cuo and core 2 duo i was reading a few posts where the only main difference is the 62bit?
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    It is 64 bit actually.... and that is the main difference. The Core 2 Duo also supports up to 3GB of RAM.
     
  5. eman macrumors 6502a

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    That's a good deal! Did you get the restore discs and did this have the superdrive or combo drive?

    I have ran bootcamp on a 80Gb HDD and didn't have any trouble. If you're not going to load a lot of pictures, the 80Gb drive will be good for a long while. If you are going to be loading a lot of pictures, buy a 160Gb HDD on ebay for around $45-$80 and sell your old HDD on ebay for $39.
    If you want to run a dual boot, run Parallels or Vmware.
     
  6. eman macrumors 6502a

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    I've had both and I couldn't tell any difference in the speed.
     
  7. whitemac2 thread starter macrumors member

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    it has the drive where it burns

    CD-WRITE,-R,-RW
    DVD-WRITE -R,-RW,+R,+RW

    so i imagine its the super drive

    i am mainly going to use it for music and surfing the web..i think its REALLY speedy probably becuase of the 2gig of ram
     
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  9. whitemac2 thread starter macrumors member

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    i imagine when comparing the core2duo 1.83ghz to the core duo 2.0ghz the core cuo 2.0 is probably faster right? and the 2.0ghz core duo is probably paralle to the core 2 duo 2.0 with exception of 64 bits?
     
  10. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like you have the superdrive. You have the ability to burn a CD and DL DVDs.
     
  11. whitemac2 thread starter macrumors member

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    awsome thats what i thought. i cant believe how much it out perofrms my toshiba p205-6337 which is intel core duo 1.73,200gb hd,2 gig ram,533fsb..needless to say i sold the toshiba to get the macbook and still had money left over and MAN was it a good choice... definitly cant beleive how much faster it is and that toshiba was supposed to me a mid level laptop ha.
     
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  13. whitemac2 thread starter macrumors member

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    can anyone tell me if there are any recomendations as to what to remove from the mac to speed it up somewhat or anythnig useless?
     
  14. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    it does not say dvd-write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    so i dont think it has the ability to burn dual layer dvds
     
  15. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Well, if it is running slowly (which is really shouldn't... I mean, I have a 1GHz powerbook sitting next to me, and it doesn't feel a whole lot slower than my MacBook, at least in doing day-day things) then you may want to do a Clean Install.

    Or, get a copy of XSlimmer, that will remove the old PPC code from the apps on there, making them load faster and take up less space.
     
  16. whitemac2 thread starter macrumors member

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    how do you figure out the mbps speeds of your network?

    i downloaded istat and the network says:

    in:0 kb/s (240mb)
    out:0 kb/s (18mb)

    what does that mean, sorry to be so vauge i am normally used to windows just using a straight forward xxxmbps
     

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