Is Core Duo going to be ok in the long-run?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jfox8, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. jfox8 macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    Looking at buying a used Macbook Pro, and have seen a few Core Duo models. I know that they can only run 32 bit code, is this going to be a problem with OS 10.6? I realize that 10.5 can run 64 bit code, but I am seeing a larger emphasis on 64 bit in the new OS. I just don't want to buy a computer and have it quickly be outdated. Thanks for any help...
  2. yamabushi macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2003
    About 64bit: No worries. Really.

    Only concern about hardware might be that when Nehalem goes mobile in a year or so that it will be a big jump in performance. If you need a computer soon though, the existing hardware rocks. Recent past models are also pretty good, depending on the price.
  3. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Only limitation I see is the limit of 2gb ram.
  4. jfox8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    Ok I guess I'll look into the Core Duo, thanks.

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