Planning to purchase used 2.4ghz Macbook (unibody) or new 2.26ghz Macbook Pro...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by slipper, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    Can someone tell me the differences please. Besides the processor speed all i can think of is the lack of firewire on the Macbook.
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    The MBP has FW 800, an SD card slot, the built-in 7 hr battery, and a 160GB HD. The MB has a removable 4-5 hr battery, a 250GB HD, and no FW or SD.

    Currently, both machines are available for $999 on Apple.com/Refurbished Macs.

    -GDF
     
  3. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    Thanks GDF for the heads up. I was planning to buy a used 2.4ghz Macbook for $900... But $999+tax just might put a twist on things.
     
  4. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    13" MBP pro wins hands down. Use search to find the many, many threads about how happy people are with their June MBPs, and how glad they don't have the revision A uMB. You will surely regret getting the 2.4, knowing that the 2.26 was available.
     
  5. uncleSmurf macrumors regular

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    The PRO ftw especially with that 7 hour battery.
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Get the "pro."

    The screen alone is worth it IMO...
     
  7. Denzo macrumors member

    Denzo

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    Hey, whichever way you lean

    They are not too different.
    PRO macbook!!
    -in CPU tests, the 2.4GHZ is actually faster than the 2.26 chip.
    -The battery in this model is actually interchangeable, unlike in the Pro!
    -you may not need firewire like many people
    -the battery still lasts for ages

    Pro Macbook pro!!
    -Its battery kicks ass :)
    -It can handle more ram (8GB?)
    -The screens, are exactly the same (crap glare ridden screens imo)
    -It has SD (which I really like - cause I need it!)

    I had a 2.4ghz and it got nicked, so Im getting either a 2.53 macpro or an AIR.. AIRs are so good to use...
     

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