Macbook 2.0 Ghz or 2.16 Ghz ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alebar14, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. alebar14 macrumors regular

    alebar14

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    #1
    What makes a difference between :

    Mac Book 2.0 Ghz with 2 GB RAM ,and
    Mac Book 2.16 Ghz with 2 GB RAM ?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

    siurpeeman

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    the only real difference is the superdrive. do you need dvd burning? do you want it? if so, go for the 2.16 ghz. otherwise, save some dough and get the 2.0 ghz.
     
  3. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Or a refurb last revision 2.0. Same processor, with superdrive. Same warranty. Save a little, buy aftermarket ram, sell the old ram. Heck, I'd buy it.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You won't notice a speed difference between the two unless you normally use VERY processor intensive applications. The real difference is the Superdrive only being in the higher end one.
     
  5. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    Worth remembering that external DVD burners are fairly cheap.
     
  6. john2006wright macrumors regular

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    I had this dilema, the question is:
    is an extra 7% speed, DVD burner and extra 40Gb HD worth £130?

    Personally, I'll don't need that extra 7% speed. I dont need to burn DVDs and I'm probbaly going to buy an external HD in the future or replace the internal HD with a bigger one anyway.

    I'm putting the £130 toward a nice big external monitor.
     
  7. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    You get a larger hard drive and superdrive. For the $200 difference both upgrades were worth it for me, since I would have had to upgrade both those things myself and would have cost me almost the same. Plus you get a tiny speed bump which really isn't even noticeable.
     

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