Macbook 2gb CD vs. Macbook C2D 1gb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jayeskreezy, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2005
    Ok I have the other option to get either a Macbook and upgrade to 2gb of ram or a Macbook C2D 1gb. My question is what would be the speed difference if any? which one would you rather get?
  2. McGarvels macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    There is no question here. Get the Core 2 Duo MacBook. RAM can always be upgraded later. The processor cannot. Additionally, the Core 2 Duo MB is a better build quality and does not suffer from a lot of issues affecting the CD MB. Enjoy your new MB!

  3. schmintan macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2007
    il second that opinion. get the C2D. i have read numerous threads with complaints and issues regarding the Core Duo, and most of these issues seem to have been resolved in the C2D 2nd gen MBP's
  4. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    Also apparently C2Ds run slightly cooler and aren't as hot to the touch. Plus they are 64 bit. An extra gig of ram these days will run you 100$ or less so I wouldn't worry about that.
  5. other macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2005
    I'm also going to vote for the C2D MacBook, because unlike the CD version, it supports 802.11n. Even if you don't need it now, it might be good to have in the future (unless the final version will become uncompatible with the current draft).
  6. Chimaera macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2002
    I would suggest going for the Core2Duo for a couple of reasons:

    1) Its effectively rev-B hardware and has improved on the problems inherent in the original Core Duo release (most notably in terms of heat - the new ones run a *lot* cooler)

    2) Can easily upgrade the RAM later if your budget won't stretch to it (I've just bought a macbook C2D, stuck all the apps I want on it and its still bloody quick - I'd originally planned on adding an extra gig but for the time being I'm not going to bother - as it stands I don't need it).

    Or to be more brief - Core2Duo for all the reasons suggested by the above posts :)

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