Older Macbook or Newer Netbook

makav3ll1

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Im mostly looking at something along the lines like this - http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-AO756-2808-11-6-Inch-Netbook/dp/B0083PR78C

But I may dive into my pockets a little bit more to shell out for an older pro or air. I was just wondering, what would be the difference between a Celeron 867/Pentium 967 vs an older Airs Core2Duo. What is more faster? I know these pentiums and celerons are newer, but I just hear bad things about them.
 

RedCroissant

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Im mostly looking at something along the lines like this - http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-AO756-2808-11-6-Inch-Netbook/dp/B0083PR78C

But I may dive into my pockets a little bit more to shell out for an older pro or air. I was just wondering, what would be the difference between a Celeron 867/Pentium 967 vs an older Airs Core2Duo. What is more faster? I know these pentiums and celerons are newer, but I just hear bad things about them.
The C2D is going to be a noticeable improvement on that netbook in performance. The newer laptops also have more battery life and are designed to be energy efficient. Remember that the estimated battery life of 4 hours is the maximum you will ever get on one of those and that will rely on your energy settings and will most likely get 2 hours at most if you're doing anything online. That will make it so that your portable machine will have to either be plugged in frequently, or that you'll need extra batteries throughout the day.

You won't find something at that price through Apple, but I would recommend a 13" MBP. You'll get more power, more RAM, longer battery life, better graphics, and overall performance. Plus, it's a safe bet that your machine will be useful for much longer than the netbook.
 

makav3ll1

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Feb 2, 2012
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The acer I posted is dual core. And 4gb ram. Macbook airs I looked at are only 2 if not upgraded /: