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Macbook - Sold my iBook, so now what Macbook to get?


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right well i sold my 12" ibook, 60GB HD, 1GB ram for 600!! so now i have the choice of what Macbook to get, i have rulled out the black one becasue as nice as it looks, it looks too much like a pee cee laptop for me.

so is there much difference between the 1.83Ghz and 2.0Ghz model? and is it worth getting the ram upgraded?

also has anyone got one yet with a dead pixel or any other physical problems yet
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Memory is more important the processer speed. Go with the 1.83ghz and upgrade the memory. The difference between 1.83ghz and 2.0ghz is not as great as 512mb and 1gb of ram.
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No offence but what fool bought a 12" iBook for 600??? The new MacBooks are only 149 more!!!!
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No offence but what fool bought a 12" iBook for 600??? The new MacBooks are only 149 more!!!!
a person i know on a forum, its only 2 months old! and its only going to cost me 43 more with a student discount
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No offence but what fool bought a 12" iBook for 600??? The new MacBooks are only 149 more!!!!
Hehe... I bet we see a post in a few days - "Just bought 12 inch iBook - have i made a mistake?"
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Hehe... I bet we see a post in a few days - "Just bought 12 inch iBook - have i made a mistake?"
Poor sod

Mind you, can I really criticise? I bought a 14" G4 brand new in November Really can't justify a new one just yet
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I just purchased someones ibook for $899 which I know is not much cheaper then the macbook; BUT

BUT ----

it also included 1gb of ram!
The AppleCare extented warrantry.

I think it was a pretty good deal.

The new intel machines are not without having any problems. I know I have the Mac mini intel.
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right well i sold my 12" ibook, 60GB HD, 1GB ram for 600!! so now i have the choice of what Macbook to get, i have rulled out the black one becasue as nice as it looks, it looks too much like a pee cee laptop for me.

so is there much difference between the 1.83Ghz and 2.0Ghz model? and is it worth getting the ram upgraded?

also has anyone got one yet with a dead pixel or any other physical problems yet
The 2.0 Macbook has a Superdrive (DVD and CD Read and Write), while the 1.83 has a combo drive (DVD and CD Read / CD Write).
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I ordered my macbook over the phone with apple.
The middle range 899 model, but apple (being great) gave me a 35 discount as i'm under 18, and they upgraded the hdd to 80GB and gave me a neoprene case thingy for free

Total price: 864....

Alex
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I ordered my macbook over the phone with apple.
The middle range 899 model, but apple (being great) gave me a 35 discount as i'm under 18, and they upgraded the hdd to 80GB and gave me a neoprene case thingy for free

Total price: 864....

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So if your under 18 then you can get a discount?

Also, as of what i'm reading, there isn't much of a difference between the 1.83 and the 2.0?

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The 2.0 Macbook has a Superdrive (DVD and CD Read and Write), while the 1.83 has a combo drive (DVD and CD Read / CD Write).
I don't get it, whats the difference. They are both DVD, CD Read and Write. Can you explain this please?
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I don't get it, whats the difference. They are both DVD, CD Read and Write. Can you explain this please?
The combo drive will not write to DVD's only read. The Super Drive does the lot.
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and they upgraded the hdd to 80GB and gave me a neoprene case thingy for free
Was that for being under 18 too? Not the first case i've seen on here where people are getting free upgrades and a case.. What's going on!?
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The combo drive will not write to DVD's only read. The Super Drive does the lot.
I don't understand waht you mean that it will only write to DVD's only read. Is it, does it only write to DVD's, only read it?
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I don't understand waht you mean that it will only write to DVD's only read. Is it, does it only write to DVD's, only read it?
Ok, let me break it down:

A Combo Drive can read and write CD's, and can also read DVDs. However, it can not write DVDs.

A Super Drive can read and write CD's, and can read and write DVDs.

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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Get the black macbook, it just looks cool. Or get both, I am just waiting for both my white and black custom build orders to arrive. I ahve maxed out teh specs, as i ma far to lazy to do anything my self. I want it to simply work teh way I want it.

Or get a macbook pro, you will apreciate the ati graphics.

Who dare's wins... :ninja:
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