Don't know what to choose! (2,1GHz or 2,4GHz)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by baz84, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. baz84 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2008
    Hey everyone!

    I'm going to buy a MacBook soon, but I'm not really sure what to do. I've read many other threads already, but I still don't know, so I was wondering if anyone's got some advice for me.

    I'm in doubt between the 2,1GHz and the 2,4GHz.
    I use my computer for downloading, music, films, typing, surfing and stuff like that. I burn a DVD from time to time as well.
    Which is the best one to buy? Is there a big difference between the two?

    And also, is it a good thing to buy one at a private store (as in a store which has got nothing to do with Apple) or is it better to buy it online?

    Thanks guys!!! :)
  2. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Get the 2.4 it has the ability to burn DVD's as the other one does not and it's much better value.
  3. baz84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2008
    Thanks for your advice!
    It's really difficult if you don't know anything about computers really :D
  4. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Well, Your not alone many people don't and hopefully we can help people make the right choice for their needs.
  5. Shackler macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2007
    behind you!
    2.4 u can burn dvds as they said and it comes with more RAM (2 GB) than the 2.1 model as well
  6. n1ght macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    The 2.4GHz is a far better value.

    For $200 more you get:
    - A faster processor (2.1 vs. 2.4)
    - A DVD burner
    - More RAM (1GB vs. 2GB)
    - Bigger hard drive (120GB vs. 160GB)

    The RAM will make multi-tasking smoother, and make much more of a difference than the faster processor.
  7. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    amazon has the 2.4 with a $75 rebate now. And no sales tax.
  8. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
  9. baz84 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2008
    Cool guys thanks!
    I live in Europe though, so I think I'm gonna get it from a proper mac store. Amazon is more American isn't it?

    Any more advice by any chance? :D
  10. sagnier macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2007
    Google 'uk apple resellers'. I did that, found a deal and saved £180 on a previous gen macbook. Upgrade the ram after you've got it from (unless you go for the current 2.4). There's no need to buy the current model unless its new features are essential, which they're not for your needs it would seem. I've done both, and saving all that cash is much more satisfying than having the latest machine!

    Also, don't buy applecare straight away. Wait a while and find the best deal you can. you'll save a lot.

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