My dilemma

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by NikBar, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. NikBar macrumors newbie

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    hey all,

    Looking for some advice in buying My first macbook

    Should i (all prices in AUD),

    A) Buy the brand new 2.16ghz Black book for $2049 (student price)

    B) Buy the old 2.0ghz Black book for $1749 (clearance)

    The harddrive doesnt bother me, but does 160hz really make a difference for $300

    thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In most cases: nope. Go for the cheaper one. What'll you be using it for? :)
     
  3. NikBar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It will only be used for,

    Surfing the net, word processing, Listening to music.

    I wont be using any major creative or development software, just usual basic apps
     
  4. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    that will be fine go for the cheaper one, that will be fine
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    definitely go for the cheaper one. the things you'll be doing won't be taxing enough to warrant the 160 mhz increase. the 2 ghz macbook will suit you just fine.
     
  6. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    Sorry to sound like a cracked record, but yeah, go with the older model and buy some third-party RAM with your savings.
     
  7. NikBar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    thanks for the quick replies yes i was thinking of buying more ram for what i save
     
  8. Mord macrumors G4

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    as long as the old one is a C2D then go for it, 0.16GHz is nothing.
     
  9. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    Ditto the above! The slower processor with plenty of ram will beat the faster processor crippled by lack of ram.
     
  10. NikBar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The older 2.0ghz one is the model under the new one

    Only differences are,
    40Gb extra HDD Space (doesnt bother me already have an external 320GB drive lined up)
    0.16GHZ
    8x superdrive Vs 6x in the old and,
    the newer one is n enabled (only $2.99 AUD but dont need it)

    other then that they are both identical:D
     
  11. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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    I was in the same situation and I sprung for the older model. It amazing what happens when you stick in more RAM :p
     

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