Is a Core 2 Duo MacBook even worth getting?

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  1. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    I'm checking out the refurb stock and I see a ton of dual core MacBooks. But are they even worth getting?
     
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    Considering quad core Macbooks don't even exist, it depends solely on which dual core you are talking about.
     
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    C2D MacBooks are still capable machines and Apple does still offer them.
    It depends on your needs, but a C2D MB might be more than sufficient for your needs. Maybe you can give us some more information about your computational needs?


    According to the thread title: C2D.​
     
  4. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I'm going to use it for school. Typing papers, web, movies on the go. But I also do a lot of movie format converting and i want to get into photoshop and final cut. I have a gaming desktop so its won't be used for that.
     
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    When I replied the thread title said dual core Macbooks, sorry for my now senseless post :p

    As for C2D, it depends on what you are doing. My C2D MBP handles everything I throw at it just fine and it can handle a lot more.
     
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    Then the C2D is still fine.
     
  7. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is that 13in screen really small? Because I wanted a 15in but I can only afford a refurb 15 in. I just hate having to wait for it to ship. Don't want to kill my eyes typing papers.
     
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    The 13" MBP has the almost the same PPI as the 15" MBP, thus pixels are the same size, the 15" just has more room to have more pixels thus the bigger resolution.
    The 15" is definitely worth it if you want screen real estate, though the High Res version is even better.

    The 13" might be too small for proper editing, unless you have access to an external monitor, you can even use the MBP in Clamshell Mode.
     
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    I'm fine with it. I was used to a 17 inch 1440x900 Samsung monitor from 2007 though. 1280x800 is fine for writing papers. My eyes don't get tired whatsoever. However, at times, like when multi tasking a lot, I would really like to have the 1440x900 15 inch screen from my sister's MBP :rolleyes:
     
  10. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What do you think about these two? They are the same price.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB985LL/A?mco=MTA4MzQ4MzU

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC371LL/A?mco=MTgxMzM0MTE
     
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  13. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Got it. Now I hope it's in the refurb store when I get my money.
     
  14. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

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    If not, I'm sure it'll come back quick. Nice job on the quick decision. I haven't seen anyone on here so decisive so quick haha.
     
  15. devilstrider thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because I need on fro school and these things be moving. Plus I don't think I could deal with that small screen.
     

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