iMac or Macbook Help Please

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Nintendolinky, May 20, 2009.

  1. Nintendolinky macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2008
    Hello, i have a issue. I currently have a Aluminum 20" imac (specs below), what i would like to know is it worth it trade it for a polycarbonate macbook (specs below), answers welcome and thanks for any help

    iMac 20" Specs:
    Core 2 Duo (T7300)
    Processor Speed: 2.0 GHz
    Ram: 2.0GHz Speed: 667MHz
    Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics processor with 128 MB of GDDR3 video memory.
    Hard Drive: 250 GB (7200 RPM)

    Macbook Specs:
    Shell: Polycarbonate, White
    Core 2 Duo (T8300)
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Ram: 2.0GHz Speed: 800MHz
    Video Card: Intel GMA X3100
    VRAM Type: Integrated
    Hard Drive 160 GB (5400 RPM)

    Will there be a positive or negative difference in conducting this trade, I wanted to get an aluminum model but if this will be okay then its fine. The macbook is 3 months old. I want to trade my imac as i have just finished university and no longer need such a large computer. Thanks for all help :)
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Fair trade I would say. The MacBook's HD can always be upgraded to a 7200RPM one to get more of a desktop feel but overall they are fairly similar. How much RAM does each one have? Is it 2GB?
  3. crackbookpro macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2009
    Om nom nom nom
    tough call...

    I do not know this for sure, but I thought the 2.4GHz Processor was only made for the Uni Alu MacBook, and the MacBookPro.

    ...I could be wrong, but this is what I remember - A couple years back when I purchased my BlackBook, I was looking for the 2.4GHz Processor in a MacBook, and at the time, it was only offered in a MBPro.

    You sure these specs are 100% correct???

    Anyways, your question is very hard to answer...I would ask for pics and such before trading. A laptop could have easily been dropped, spilled on, etc. You are in a tough position. The white MacBook is great, but it all depends on the condition it is in, even if it is just 3 months old.

  4. Nintendolinky thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2008
    It is a 2.4 macbook as i have seen the "about this mac" screen, in pictures he gave me. Both the iMac and Macbook have 2 GB ram. Is is a okay deal or should i just keep what i have got.
  5. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Early 08 MBs had a 2.4ghz processor on the high end white model and blackbook
  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    I would get a refurb white MB with the nvidia 9400 or a new one from Microcenter with $150 rebate.

    It's cheaper, has decent graphics and is portable and can be connected to color LCD anytime.

  7. Nintendolinky thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2008
    Well i presume all macbooks are portable, also have you got to buy applecare the moment you buy the macbook to get the student discount on it.

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