Macbook core duo 1.83 question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by skiunit22, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. skiunit22 macrumors newbie

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    I'm kind of broke right now and I need a laptop. I could go buy a stupid glossy $500 HP at best buy but I'm too classy for that. I found a bunch of Core Duo 1.83 - 2.0 GHz models on ebay but I have a little concern with their performance. Would stats like that be good enough to run photoshop and illustrator smoothly, or should I just go buy a Core 2 Duo?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    lol at the classy remark cuz its redicoulous

    a 1.83 would be fine if money is an issue. that said, if money is an issue, why not get the pc. just sayin
     
  3. snessiram macrumors member

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    Yes it will be fine. However, it'll be best to upgrade the RAM to 2GB or more...

    Also noteworthy is that the core duo's run hotter then the core 2 duo's. This means that under load, the fan will spin more and faster, thus being more audible. So in case you're sensitive for noise...
    If it would be bothering you, take a look at CoolBook, a $10 software application that allows you to undervolt (safe) your cpu to keep it cooler (and more energy efficient).
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Core 2 Duo gives you n WiFi, up to 3GB RAM (Core Duos are limited to 2GB max). Up to 25% faster (at the same clock speed). Both should be OK to run PS or Illustrator.
     
  5. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    I run Photoshop and Illustrator in my 2.0GHz Macbook Pro with no problem. The computer does run a little hot though.
     

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