MacBook...opinions people.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Exodemia, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Exodemia macrumors regular

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    I've bought a 13.3" MacBook with Intel Core Duo 2.0GHZ, 1GB RAM and 80GB hard drive. I've not received it yet but I would like to know people's opinions and experiences with this particular Apple laptop, whether they've had any issues or problems with it, basically the overall picture. Anything that can contribute about this laptop would be great because it will then confirm what I think to be a great choice.
     
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    Kind of a poor choice of place to ask this question, assuming you want an unbiased opinion.

    Given that the MacBook is Apple's highest-selling computer model and most popular laptop, along with the ground it's gaining in market share, I would say people think it's good.

    It's also much less defect-ridden than the MacBook Pro, by all indications.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'll say no.

    Only because you didn't post any information about the specifications, the price, or if it arrived as presented.

    In before "shoulda waited for Leopard".
     
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    This is easier to find.
     

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    Bravo ;)

    But extra click reps are always a good exercise for the forefinger.
     
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    I've had the C2D 2.0 for over 10 months now. No problems whatsoever. Depending on what you are going to do with it, you may need to get more RAM. An external firewire hard-disk is always a good idea for backups.
     
  10. Exodemia thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm going to use an external SATA enclosure at the moment just whilst I get up and running with it then look forward to other accessories and extras :)
     
  11. hidehide macrumors 6502

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    I dont understand what you mean. There is a 13" macbook PRO??
    And they are still selling core duo???
     
  12. Exodemia thread starter macrumors regular

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    No I bought it off eBay but it's as new and hardly been used.
     
  13. ale500 macrumors regular

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    I got the MB C2D, with similar specs to yours. No problems. I got as of this week, 2 GB RAM. That seem to speed up quite a bit of things, especially Fusion !. I can only praise this little wonder.
     
  14. Exodemia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I think it's going to be perfect for uni! Did you get a matched pair kit?
     
  15. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    I have one as a secondary, portable Mac, and I have to say it's one nifty little computer. Good battery life, quality screen. I love it!

    But personally I would never get the white one any more. It gets dirty pretty quickly.
     
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    I love my macbook, the only issue is that it is somewhat slow when I run parallels, but everything I've read says that is due to the 1gb of ram, I'm thinking of maxing it out (4 gigs, will only actually use 3.3 gigs however) to reduce the slugish parallels performance. The computer is very fast when just using Macintosh programs, however.
     
  18. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    Well, yeah, you can clean the dirt. But bodily fluids such as sweat also seem to affect the material, making the trackpad and keys look greasy after a couple of weeks. I haven't been able to remove it, so it's something you'll have to live with.
     
  19. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    13" MacBook Pro?
     
  20. ale500 macrumors regular

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    I got a matched pair from Corsair, exactly : VS2GSDSKIT667D2, Value Select :).
    It was only 3 Euro more than 2 single DIMMs.
    There were reports of kernel panics with 4GB of physical. So be warned ! (search for the thread, I think was something like 4GB in a macbook).

    Fusion (VMWare) was a bit sluggish to resume and suspend (320 MB allocated), now it just flies. But I only use that for 2 programs, Propeller Tool and Logic Port soft (Logic analyzer). Not very demanding at all.
     
  21. Quiara macrumors regular

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    There's no such thing as a 13" MacBook pro.

    Other than that, though, I think you'll like it. I have the 2.16GHz C2D model.

    As far as the case issues/dirty whatever: I haven't had any problems with my case becoming dingy at all. It doesn't look grimy or greasy or anything. I don't know if it's because of the case change with the speed bump or what, but I haven't had any issues with it.

    Like everyone has said: it depends on what you want to do with your computer whether you'll find it to be adequate or not, but for a lot of people, it's a really good choice.
     
  22. Exodemia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well 13" was just a rounding down of 13.3" but some people are quite pedantic lol. Oh right, how much was it for the matched pair? I can't wait to get it! I want to show it off even though it's a year old :p
     
  23. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    There's no such thing as a 13.3" MacBook Pro either.
     
  24. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Why on Earth did my last post appear before yours, even though I quoted it?

    Er. Whatever.
     
  25. Exodemia thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know :p another question, has anyone extensively modified an Apple laptop? If so where can I find pics etc.
     

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