Refurb MacBook w/ SSD off of Newegg

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  1. AppleZwei macrumors member

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    I have some money leftover from paying bills for school, and I am thinking about getting a new laptop. I have a ****** Acer from 2006 and an iMac (late 2008).

    I think getting a refurb Macbook ( around 1000-1100) then putting a small SSD in it would be a good idea. Anyone agree?
     
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    Sounds cool. 2.0GHz MB is 949$ and 2.4GHz MB is 1099$. I would get the 2GHz and then buy a SSD drive. You might wait for new SSDs from Intel which are coming in few weeks.
     
  3. AppleZwei thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm thinking of getting that 2.4 ghz, considering for 100 bucks that is a huge difference.

    I don't want to spend over 150 on a SSD drive however.
     
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    150$ for 400MHz, hmm, it's OK but do you need it? You can't get a good SSD for 150$.
     
  5. AppleZwei thread starter macrumors member

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    Its the response time on the SSD that matters most. I am not worried about size,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139004

    thats what I'm looking at.

    What do you think would make more of a difference speed wise: a better ssd, or a .4 ghz faster processor? I am thinking the processor for apps where processing capability matters.

    Also we have the same Acer laptop :D
     
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    CPU can not be upgraded later on but HD can. Remember that. I would get 2.4GHz MB and upgrade the HD to SSD in few months. SSDs prices are coming down all the time.

    Acer is my torrent machine :D
     
  7. AppleZwei thread starter macrumors member

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    Well considering that the SSD im looking at isn't too bad, I think Ill go ahead and get the MB with the 2.4 ghz processor, and get the SSD with the possibility of getting a new SSD in a few years, and upgrade ram at that time.

    Yeah my Acer doesn't do anything. It' a bit useless to me.
     
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    It has quite poor read and write though. It'll be faster than HD that's sure. It's your money not mine ;)
     
  9. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    I agree, get the 2.4GHz....$100 for the bump in CPU & that back lit keys, is well worth it
     

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