Need Help on which Refurbished Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wheezy84, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. wheezy84 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Just wanted to get the opinions of others on which refurbished MacBook I should get. My main use are for surfing the web, watching movies, occasional games, occasional Garageband/Reason. Should I get:

    a. 2.0, 80gb, 1 Mb, 6x Superdrive-for $949

    or

    b. 2.16, 120gb, 1Mb, 8x Superdrive - $1099

    Both are intel duo core 2. my main concern is that: is there a difference between 2.0 and 2.16 or even 2.2? Thanks in advance
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    The processor difference is meaningless. It's really a question of whether you want the larger hard drive or the extra cash.
     
  3. wheezy84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    I have another question. I just bought the 2.0 model, but it only supports up to 2gb of RAM. I came across OWC and they offered a 3gb upgrade for the Macbooks that can only support up to 2gb of RAM. Has anyone done this upgrade and have you ever ran into any problems?

    http://eshop.macsales.com/Reviews/Framework.cfm?page=/Tips/macbookcore23gb/macbookcore23gb.html

    Any noticeable major difference between 2,3, or 4 gb of ram?
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Those MacBooks support 3.3gb RAM (so you _can_ put 4Gb in there, but it won't see the last 700mb or so). Whether more than 2gb is worthwhile depends on the applications you run. If you're a heavy user of Aperture or Adobe CS3 on a regular basis I'd say it was worthwhile - otherwise 2gb will be quite adequate for most folks.
     

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