Macbook 1.83 or 2 ghz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jazzman25, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Jazzman25 macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Another question pops up as am preparing to get a new (or recent used) macbook. I've been just reading a French Mac magazine (SVM Mac if anyone interested). They claim that the 60GB HD of the 1.83 lower end macbook is faster than the 80GB drive used by the more expensive 2GHZ mid range macbook. Acorrding to them this fact cancels most of the speed advantage of the faster (and double cache 4MB) 2GHZ CPU (I imagine with RAM upgraded??). Is that true? Haven't seen this elsewhere and I'm puzzled as both drives spin at 5400 RPM.....:confused:

    Thanks for any relevant information :)
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006
    Look at it like this- You can upgrade your hard drive any time that you aren't satisfied with it.

    How easy is it going to be to upgrade your processor?

    Go with 2Ghz :apple:
  3. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Hi there.

    Well, there are always ways to colorize numerical data.

    At the end of the day, between these two models there is a US$ 150.00
    price difference (student discount in US) which reflects the little bump
    speed, superdrive, extra 20Gb, double cache.

    In my honest opinion, the only thing that matters is the DVD burner.
    If you need it, all other differences are "freebies".

  4. $nowman macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2007
    yea its not so much the speed unless your into video editing.

    its the dvd burner, i love mine
  5. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    Is the DVD burner Dual Layer?
  6. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    Will you PLEASE just at least pretend that you know how to use a search engine? Or at the very least look it up on

    Yes, it has a dual layer DVD burner. Most of the information comparing specs is under the store --> Macbooks --> compare specs --> complete specs.
  7. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2006
  8. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    Yeah ... go with the 2 GHz, although the actual difference in speed isn't worth discussing.

    FJ :)

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