Which one to order?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Legacy, May 16, 2006.

  1. Legacy macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2005
    Guys I need some advice. I want something powerful. I've been using a G4 iBook for the last 10 months, the 1.33 12" and I find the G4 dog slow so a Duo would be more than welcome! The 1GB RAM is ok, but sometimes I do hear churring of the disk which is annoying, considering the disk is very slow (4200rpms)..

    The iBook was my first Mac, now I can move to something more chique!

    Bearing in mind:

    1. ATM my hard drive usage is around 42GB, I have 18GB Free.
    2. I plan to stick Vista on this baby in the future so I don't know if a 60GB would be enough for me
    3. I need to use 'Power Hungry' stuff like Garageband/iWeb which crawl on the iBook.
    4.I get 3 years guarantee with the notebooks as I am a Uni Undergrade, (Under H/E Nat Agreement). So I will probably keep this for 3 years as its not as unbearable to use a Core Duo as it is a G4 (plus windows capability etc.)

    Which would you recommend me buy and why?

    Here are the models (both custom built on Apple):

    1.83Ghz Core Duo/1GB RAM/80GB HDD/Combo Drive £737/$1387
    2.0Ghz Core Duo/1GB/80GB HDD/Super Drive £865.82/$1628
  2. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Get a Refub MBP for what the hight end MB would be... you plan to use it for 3 years you need to think you graphic card might not support the new eye candy in 10.6 or 10.7(if you still using it then)
  3. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2005
    I want 13.3", sorry I forgot to mention, I need portability...


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