Did you go with the 2.0 or 2.4?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by likemyorbs, Dec 30, 2008.

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Which Aluminum MacBook?

  1. 2.0

    40 vote(s)
    35.1%
  2. 2.4

    74 vote(s)
    64.9%
  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Hey guys, just looking to get a consensus of aluminum macbook owners to see who's in the majority on this site, 2.4 owners or 2.0? i've been noticing a lot more people with the 2.4 model judging by everyone's signatures. i went with the 2.0, just couldnt see the justification in the price for a 2.4, although the keyboard is cool.
     
  2. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Went with the 2.0 myself.

    p.s. theres loads of threads on this topic.
     
  3. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i know, but those threads are more like "which one should i get??" i already have mine, just wanted to see which one the majority went with
     
  4. unstablefears macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a 2.0 last week and am loving it :)
     
  5. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Sorry to hijack your thread OP but do you play any games on it just wondering.

    ChrisN
     
  6. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hijack forgiven. Does the Sims 2 count? if it does then i must say, it runs way faster than on my old whitebook with similar specs, and the graphics cant even be compared
     
  7. goldfronts macrumors member

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    i had the extra money to throw around so i went for the 2.4
     
  8. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Is there a noticeable real world speed difference (not pretty graphs) that justifies the price of 2.4ghz?

    I'm ready to buy but I'm in that zone where "it's only a few hundred more for the next level" and I've already jumped from the $1299 Macbook to the $1999 MBP. So now I'm trying to be more realistic about what I actually need.
     
  9. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    2.4 but only because of the backlit keyboard! i cant see anything without it beign tunred off! black keys WTF??? not really usefull withoug backlit! and I was also used to the thinkpads thinklight :D
     
  10. DaReaper macrumors member

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    when i went to the apple store i had my mind set on getting the 2.0 but when i found out that i could use my lil bro's discount to get $100.00 i couldnt pass up the 2.4 :)
     
  11. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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  12. WinkWink726 macrumors regular

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    They saw us comin' a miiiile away with this backlit keyboard thing!

    I too am guilty of spending the extra bones on the keyboard of the Macbook! :cool:

    But in all honesty... my 12" Powerbook G4 (which I think had like 1.4 Ghz?) and its STILL lightning fast today!
     
  13. dnguyen macrumors regular

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    i went with the 2.0

    didn't think the .4 and backlight were enough to justify the price
     
  14. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    dont forget the larger hard drive. i mean for some people its worth it, but if i had enough for the 2.4, i would just get a pro.
     
  15. ericctc macrumors newbie

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    Went for the 2.4GHz processor and keyboard. Upgrade to 500GB HD and 4GB of RAM the same day.:D
     
  16. DPB17 macrumors 6502

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    2.4 cheaper than 2.0

    Hey Guys,

    I'm in the Republic of Ireland and here the 2.0 is a ridiculous €1199 and the 2.4 is €1499 but I bought my 2.4 in Belfast for the equivalent of €1180 and €10 for the bus!!! Would recommend it for anyone considering buying a Macbook in Ireland.:D
     
  17. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    wow, its starting to look like a big 2.4 majority, i wonder if that for all macbook owners or just the ones on macrumors. if only there were a way to find out how many of each apple has sold...
     
  18. aurevoir macrumors newbie

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    I got the 2.0ghz macbook. I thought that it's fast enough for what I'll be using it for, and if I need something better later on then I can always sell this, save up a bit and get the macbook pro.
     
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  20. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    did you upgrade your ram to 4gb? it makes a LOT of difference, more difference than the .4 ghz processor speed increase
     
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  22. philosopherdog macrumors 6502

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    I took the 2.0 back for the 2.4

    My girlfriend bought the 2.0, and I did too but then took it back for the 2.4. So, I have both to compare. The 2.4 is definitely a bit snappier, especially moving big files. The backlit keyboard is great too and the extra storage. The 2.4 is definitely more future proof. The 2.0 is a very decent machine too, but once I saw how good a computer this thing was I had to have the 2.4.
     
  23. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    I had the guy bring out a 2.0, but asked him to grab a 2.4 instead. I must say, a backlit keyboard is FANTASTIC!
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If I were to buy a second computer, I would buy the 2.0GHz MacBook.
     
  25. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    why is that? just curious
     

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