Please Help me choose! Black MacBook loaded or older 15inch MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Stephen Dowling, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Stephen Dowling macrumors regular

    Stephen Dowling

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    Hey everyone! I need help deciding between two macs! Here are the machines specs:


    Black MacBook $899:
    2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1 GB DDR2 667 RAM (I'm upgrading)
    60GB OCZ Agility SSD
    750GB Seagate External
    Intel GMA 950

    MacBook Pro (Pre-unibody) $879:
    2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2 GB DDR2 667 RAM
    320GB HDD
    Radeon x1600 w/ 128MB GDDR3 RAM


    Both are in excellent condition, but what do you recommend? I"m a fairly light user with the occasional Runescape or WoW playing.

    Thanks,

    Stephen.
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

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    If you're going to use graphics a lot I'd say the MBP.

    Just my opinion though.
     
  3. ttopp macrumors regular

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    yes the pro for the graphics

    but for pure style the blackbook is brill plus a ssd.. but really for games ur better with the pro.

    i miss my blackbook
     
  4. Jayomat macrumors 6502a

    Jayomat

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    you won't have fun with the GMA950.. really, forget it if you want to play WoW.. btw. I think the price is not adequate.. too high!
     
  5. Stephen Dowling thread starter macrumors regular

    Stephen Dowling

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    Alright, what about a 2.4GHz Black MacBook with the GMA x3100?
     
  6. shadowbird423 macrumors regular

    shadowbird423

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    Almost as bad. I recommend just getting the pro.
     
  7. Jayomat macrumors 6502a

    Jayomat

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    A new MacBook:

    just 100$ more, but 1000x better!
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    I say get a new unibody white Macbook from Amazon for $850. Its better than any two of those machines IMO.
     
  9. ayeying macrumors 601

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    not entirely. i find the x1600 to be about the same performance as the 9400m.
     

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