Need Help buying a Macbook 2.4 Ghz vs 2.1 Ghz

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jayxbx, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Jayxbx macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm purchasing a Macbook 2.1Ghz from Apple.com when I found a 2.4 Ghz Macbook on another website on sale for the same price as the 2.1 Ghz on Apple.com. Should I buy the 2.4 Ghz instead? It doesn't give me the fifty dollar educator discount that Apple gives me. Nor does it give me a free printer.

    The 2.4Ghz- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0283291

    the 2.1 ghz http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook?mco=MTE3MzM (999 Dollar one, 949 after my discount)

    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. yojimbo1 macrumors member

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    the 2.4Ghz is available in the Apple refurb store for $949.
     
  3. Jayxbx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would prefer a new one
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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  5. TravisReynolds macrumors regular

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    If its the same price then get the 2.4GHz one.

    1) You'll have more power, so your computer will be faster

    2) If you ever decide to sell it, you will get more for it than if you had the 2.1GHz
     
  6. Jayxbx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a computer store in my area, the tax is also 3.5% versus the 7 % I would have to pay online. I was just wondering is the 2.4 Ghz an older model than the 2.1 Ghz that Apple offers on their website now? Also the one on Apple their 2.1 Ghz has a 5 hour battery life while this one has a 4.5 hour battery life. If this one is better I'll cancel my order with Apple.
     
  7. errol macrumors 6502

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    Micro center isn't shifty. They're a computer store in my area as well. Imagine a Best Buy only better.
     
  8. Jayxbx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I should just go for the 2.4 Ghz?
     
  9. therealdt macrumors regular

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    This one gives you 2GB of ram.
     

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