macbook 2010 questions

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gimmeiphone, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. gimmeiphone macrumors 6502

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    i have been looking to buy a previous gen macbook pro 13" (either 2.26 or 2.4) on ebay, but realised that for around the same price or cheaper i could get the 2010 white macbook new with my student discount. What i need to know is, what exactly am i losing out on? all i can think of is sd card slot and backlit keyboard and up to 8gb ram (which id never need)? oh and i was wanting to know if the the new macbook supports audio through the mdp as i want to use to to watch hd films on my plasma if possible?
     
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    MacBook can take 8GB of RAM too. You would also lose FireWire 800 port. Yes, 2010 MacBook supports audio over MDP
     
  3. gimmeiphone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh cool :p dont have any firewire stuff so wouldnt be important, looks like macbook it is :) thanks
     
  4. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    You'll also be missing out on FW800 as well. ;)

    The only laptops that Apple currently offer that support audio over HDMI are the 2010 Macbook Pros. I don't know if the MacBook supports it or not.
     
  5. gimmeiphone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh right :s i hoped it would support the audio as its about £50 more to get a cable if it doesnt
     
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  7. gimmeiphone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    was just about to post that link lol yeah so thats one thing sorted, plus i think il still get the 3 year guarantee through education discount for free, did with my imac at least
     

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