Need some advise on what laptop to get

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by veteq, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. veteq macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2008
    I am looking at getting a low end laptop.
    the local store still has a few of the 2.16 laptops for the same price as the new 2.0 ones.
    Specs wise the only differences are
    New one old one
    processor 2.0 2.16
    HD 80gig 120 gig
    DVD/CD combo drive superdrive
    OS 10.5 10.4 (tiger)
    Price 1199 1199

    Visually are they the same ? what else am I missing?
    Comes with one gig of ram, is it 2 512 or 1gig? I have a spare 1 gig piece from my imac upgrade. Please advice.
  2. Gus! macrumors member


    Feb 15, 2008
    Down Under
    I would go for the 2.16ghz for the extra speed and that version being a mbp would have a better graphics card. so thats what i would do. im a little confused i think your comparing a mb to a mbp if so definetly get the mbp. thats a good price to.

    About the RAM it would have 2 512 sticks, you could use your 1gb stick in the mbp and give you 1.5gb of RAM if your 1gb stick is compatible with that mbp model.
  3. veteq thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2008
    thanks for the reply. I will get the 2.16 then.
  4. MacDann macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2007
    Can see the end of the Earth from here
    Definitely. And bump the RAM up with some (approved) aftermarket RAM from someone like OWC. Last time I looked a 2G kit was under $50. It's silly not to do it when RAM is so cheap, and there is nothing that will give you a better bang for your buck.


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