I have two macbooks... which to keep?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by marchellobb, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. marchellobb macrumors member

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    Both 2009, one is a white 2.13ghz 2gb ddr2, the other is a 13' alu macbook (b4 they changed to macbook pro's) 2ghz 2gb ddr3 ram, both have the same graphic card and hard drive size.

    Is the .13ghz enough to make a difference or should I keep rockin the ddr3 ram?
     
  2. darknite38 macrumors regular

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  3. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

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  4. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    You'll notice a bigger difference in ddr2 and ddr3 then you will in a .13 ghz processor speed, so i'd keep the alu one
     
  5. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Sell both and get a MBP

    or wait for the next gen MB
     
  6. movieboy23 macrumors regular

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    +1 to what NZed said.

    But if you are set on keeping one of the two, keep the aluminum one. Minor processor bumps are inconsequential compared to the DDR2/DDR3 RAM discrepancy. Not to mention the aluminum Macbook is pretty rare and carries a slightly higher resale value.
     
  7. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

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    I agree, I would either sell both and get a mbp, or keep the alu one as well.
     
  8. msjones macrumors 6502

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    I have the 2009 2.13GHZ model and i love this machine. But I agree with the others sell both and get a MBP.
     
  9. molala macrumors 6502a

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    If you like using both of them and are basing your decision on performance, as others said, keep the alu.

    Otherwise, I think there is such a small difference between them that if you like the look/feel of plastic over alu or vice versa, let that be the basis for your decision.
     

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