What are Your MacBook Specs?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MacsBestFriend, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

    MacsBestFriend

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    Hello all, I was wondering what you will all do for your new Aluminum MacBooks, in the stores October, 15 2008. Here are the specs for you to choose from:

    2.0GHz
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB/4GB DDR3 Memory
    160GB/250GB hard drive/128SSD
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
    $1,299.00

    2.4GHz
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB/4GB DDR3 Memory
    250GB/320GB hard drive/128SSD
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
    $1,599.00

    For those of you that are buying WhiteBooks, a dying breed:D, I am open to hearing what you are getting for those and why you aren't going aluminum.

    [​IMG]

    I will start:
    High end GlassBook with an apple remote, 1518 before tax.
    Buying black friday!:D
    Maybe upgrade the HDD: depends on leftover cash when I leave the Apple Store!
    It's finally here... LET'S CELEBRATE!:cool:
    :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  2. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    my friend bought one just 20mins ago
    he
    4gb ram
    2.4ghz cpu
    128ssd
    remote
    apple care.
    he went all out.
     
  3. AndyBob09 macrumors newbie

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    I'll be going straight to their refurb store or ebay for my 2.4 GhZ White plastic model. The new ones are just FAR too expensive for my liking!
     
  4. mills04 macrumors member

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    Just bought myself the basic model, upgrading the hard drive myself to 320gb as that was only £50 on eBuyer compared to £60 for 250gb from Apple. Bought a DVI adapter, case and Applecare. Oh and an orange Nano - £1008. Oops

    Edit: Not impressed with how long its gonna take to get here!

    Estimated Shipping: 8 Days
    Estimated Delivery: 03 Nov, 2008 - 04 Nov, 2008
     
  5. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna buy the Base model from the Brick & Mortar Apple Store on Friday. Can't wait.;)
     
  6. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    The 2.4GHz, standard drive, AppleCare. I'll upgrade the drive to a 7200rpm drive later, probably a 320GB.

    Need to get Fusion and Office 2008 too.
     
  7. farleyruskz macrumors newbie

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    This is incorrect; only the higher-end MacBook includes the backlit keyboard.
     
  8. MacsBestFriend thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup! That is pretty awesome! Tell him I say congrats! I hope he has a good job to pay for it! Is he just getting this over the MBP because of the size?
     
  9. MacsBestFriend thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I dunno. The Build-a-Mac section says the 2.0 has a backlit keyboard though. Until I know what to believe, I'm gonna leave it off;)
     
  10. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    I am going to grab the standard 2.0 tomorrow, assuming they are in stock. I have two Apple Stores near me. Ordering online is far too slow. The fastest I would be able to get it is next week. When I can drive 20 minutes and get it this week at the store, online is like a snail.

    Re: backlit keyboard, only the 2.4Ghz has it. I called and verified.

    Here in Canada, it is $350 more for the 2.4Ghz model, which only gets you:
    -backlit keyboard
    -90Gb larger drive
    -400Mhz faster CPU

    Totally not worth it. Now, if the 2.4Ghz had Firewire THEN I would be sold. ;)
     
  11. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    gunna wait a month save up some cash and the 2.4ghz version will be an xmas present to me :D
     
  12. Suasexed macrumors member

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    Just ordered a 2.0ghz Alu MacBook with no extras. Was thinking of upgrading the HDD but I'd prefer to get an external drive or upgrade to a larger drive later on. Would also love 4GB of RAM, but I'm used to an iMac 2.0ghz with 1GB RAM so 2GB or RAM should feel zippy enough for the time being. I can always order some 2GB sticks from Crucial later on plus take advantage of the speed increase after getting used to the 2GB it came as standard.

    As for delivery times, I've had an estimated delivery date of 30th October.
     
  13. nidserz macrumors 6502a

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    I will be ordering:

    2.4ghz
    4gb ram
    250gb hdd
    adobe creative suite 4 design premium
    apple care

    tonight :D

    i chose this over the pro because of the size. i have a 20" imac for everything and need a portable. i don't think a graphics card is necessary for running CS4.
    someone please correct me if im wrong!
     
  14. christiemp macrumors regular

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    2.4ghz
    250 HD
    2gb ram
    applecare

    Buying it on Thursday in brick and mortar store.
     
  15. duroduncan macrumors newbie

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    :d

    I just bought:

    2.4gh standard everything else
    apple care
    mobile me

    AND

    Adobe CS3 Web Premium -- only $249!!!

    All for just over $2,000....I love being a college student!

    Actual MacBook to arrive the 16-20th. I figured I would upgrade everything later if I needed it but it should run perfect for a while.

    First Post, BTW;)
     
  16. illu macrumors member

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    i'll probably be getting the high-end mb with no mods (i prefer doing them myself for cheaper) and i'll wait a few months before getting applecare
     
  17. nidserz macrumors 6502a

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    just a quick quesiton,
    how come you didn't order CS4? do you need CS3 right away? I think CS4 has a 1-2 month shipping since its not out but I think im going for CS4 so I don't have to upgrade and I don't need it right away.
     
  18. MacsBestFriend thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Post Your MacBook and her Specs!

    100 bucks to the coolest photo (sike)!
    The new Macbooks look great and I don't know about everyone else, but I would like a thread with Macbook pictures. After looking for one and not finding one, I decided to start one!

    Here is a pic of one from apple.com!

    [​IMG]

    On another note:
    I'm buying mine this weekend!
    What games should I get?
    How do I upgrade memory?

    -Thanks and get posting;)!

    *At the posters saying this is an "epic fail:" I fixed what I could, but i can't change the name! Sorry! :D
     
  19. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    No pics yet but here are my specs.. (I should receive it by next week)

    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    320GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x
    Apple Remote
    iWork '08 preinstalled

    Its my first mac and im super exited about it!! Finally making the switch!! YAY!
     
  20. tkiss macrumors regular

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    This weekend i will have:

    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x
    iWork '08 preinstalled
    :)
     
  21. MacsBestFriend thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just talked to a rep. with the websites live chat about the macbook. The guy wouldn't answer a question of mine, so I'm kinda mad and I'll just ask again tomorrow unless any of you can tell me:D

    Hi, my name is Rep. Welcome to Apple!
    Rep: Good evening.
    Rep: Would you like help with your shopping?
    You: Hi I had a few questions about the new Macbook
    Rep: I'm happy to assist with that.

    You: Does the 2.0 Ghz have a backlit keyboard? When I looked on the site yesterday it did but today it says it doesn't.
    Rep: No that was an error that was corrected in our website.

    You: OK Thanks.
    Rep: You're welcome.

    You: I was also wondering if changing the RAM or harddrive would void my warrenty
    Rep: No it does not.
    You: Do I have to buy an applecare warrenty by a certain date for the computer?
    Rep: You can purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan anytime within the one-year limited warranty period. Your eligibility for coverage under the AppleCare Protection Plan starts from your hardware purchase date. Apple strongly recommends that you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan when you purchase your Apple product to maximize the additional benefits provided under the plan.

    Then he got real casual talking about what I use my computer for and he asked what I used it for, then I said
    You: For surfing the web, games* and word documents
    (Now I can picture the guy thinking, stupid PC user!)

    This question will be important come a week or two!!!!
    You: Can the apple store put a back-lit keyboard inside the 2.0Ghz for extra money?
    Rep: No that is not possible.*
    (Thats BS and he knows it! There will be so many people blogging about how to do this by November!)

    You: Oh thats OK. I was going to go down to the apple store this weekend to buy the computer in person. Do I have to make an appointment at the store or can I just walk into the store?
    Rep: You would want to make an appointment.

    You: Also, do I have to have a special apple remote for the computer or can I use an apple remote from another mac like an iMac*
    (He never answered my question!)

    You: Would you know the inventory of a certain Apple Store or would only the store know that?
    Rep: You would need to contact the store to verify availability as we have no way of checking store inventory.

    You: Thanks for helping!


    Rep: You're welcome.


    Rep: Thank you for visiting the Apple Store. We appreciate your business.

    If the person that chatted with me comes across this: Thank you very much for helping me! I can't imagine how difficult your day must be with answering so many questions!

    I hope I answered some questions, and good luck!;)
     
  22. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

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    I will go with this setup but just with the 320 HD. Do you think they will have this in the apple stores? I don't want to wait to have it shipped to me. :D
     
  23. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    you can only do custom configurations through the website. if you just want to upgrade the HD, you can buy it yourself and do it very easy
     
  24. Chase817 macrumors member

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    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB RAM
    GMA 950 Graphic Card
    70GB HD @ 5400 RPM
    White w/ Glossy Screen
    Dual Booting Vista and Leopard
    Made in early '07
     

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