Early 2008 2.4 ghz Blackbook vs Alu. 2.0 ghz Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ceezy3000, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

    ceezy3000

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    i have a black macbook, the last ones they made and im thinking of trading it in for the 2.0 ghz aluminum macbook. what im wondering how would speed compare on these computers? would my old macbook be faster cus processor speed or new aluminum cus of 1066 mhz front side bus?
     
  2. habubauza macrumors regular

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    Why would you downgrade your machine? What is the reason for wanting to get a 2.0 GHz Aluminum? I guess it all depends on what you want to do with it.
     
  3. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    sure the CPU is slower, but the GPU kicks the old one's ass haha. But you're correct on what you want to do w/ it. If you want to play more games, then yes a alu macbook will do you wonders, if you want CPU intensive tasks like encoding video, ripped from a DVD etc, then the 2.4 will be faster of course. But I fully support the alu macbooks, awesome machines.
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Day to day, you'll never notice the difference, unless you're constantly performing heavy CPU-load tasks.
     
  5. Pures macrumors newbie

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    How would you trade in an old MacBook for the new Alum.? I have a white(2.4GZh) late 2008.

    -Apple Canada is allowed to do this too?
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    I don't think he meant "trade" in the traditional sense. Apple doesn't do "trades." I think he meant to buy a Unibody to replace the blackbook.
     
  7. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    Have a look here and go to the Performance section:
    http://www.macintouch.com/reviews/alumabook/#perf

    It looks like the 2.0GHz Aluminum Macbook can nearly match the 2.2GHz Macbook Pro. The 2.0GHz won't quite match the 2.4GHz CPU, but the faster FSB and GeForce 9400M makes it a better all rounder than the old Macbook.
     
  8. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    I agree, the FSB and 9400m are great improvements.
     
  9. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Does the 'old' system meet your needs? If not, can you fix it with a cheap upgrade like ramming the max-sorry, maxxing the ram-or upgrading the hard drive?

    If it does, then why the #$#% are you getting rid of it?
     
  10. Darkroom Guest

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    i would assume the MacBook Unibody 2.0MHz would be faster than the 2.4MHz black MacBook because of the FSB.
     

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