Should I trade my windows laptop for this MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RobinHood5, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. RobinHood5 macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    I have the opportunity to trade my windows laptop for a MacBook. Here are the specs of both computers.

    My laptop:
    HP G62 windows 7 (bought in 2010)
    I3 350m CPU 2.2ghz
    4gb ddr3 RAM
    15" screen

    The MacBook I could trade it for.
    MacBook 5,1 (early 2009) Snow Leopard
    C2D 2.1ghz CPU
    1gb ddr2 667mhz RAM
    13" Screen

    I already have a 27" imac so I don't need a MacBook for anything very demanding. I do really want a MacBook though for recording audio, (I don't want to drag myn27" imac down to my basement every times want to record on GarageBand)

    The thing I'm most worried about on this Mac is the RAM. Only being 1gb 667mhz and ddr2 how will it perform? An upgrade to 4 looks like it would be about $50. So, I'm thinking that I might ask for $50 and the trade, what do you guys think?
  2. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2010
    Amsterdam, NL
    Well first of all the MacBook listed is not existent in this configuration.

    MacBook Early 2009 models are MacBook 5,2.

    MacBook 5,1 is an aluminium late 2008 MacBOok <-- not the specs listed.

    Also, a 2.1Ghz C2D CPU indicates the base model of the 2008 MacBook (White/Black). It also explains the 1GB 667MHz RAM (this can go up to 6GB).

    2009 MacBook came with an minimum of 2GB and 800Mhz RAM (speedier).

    You're dealing with:

    MacBook 4,1 (either Early 2008 of Late 2008) White or Black.
    2.1Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1GB 667Mhz RAM
    144MB Intel X3100 GPU
    120GB HD (most probably)

    If it's in good condition and when you upgrade RAM and put in an SSD. It's great. You can also get a new topcase if it's cracked. Would look like-new.

    Specwise, it's not near the windows PC.
  3. RobinHood5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    Yeah, this persons description is not matching up. I think I'm going to pass on this one and get a 13" MBP next year.

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