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MacBook Pro - Intel Core Duo processor


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I take it that the Intel Core Duo processor is different from the Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

If I'm not buying direct from apple, is there anyway to tell the difference between the 2 without actually having the mac in front of me?

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You can tell my the processor speed. I was going to order a new macbook pro intel core duo, I ended up waiting 4 days and when I went to order, I found out the released the core 2 duos... thank god I wanted those 4 days. I had no clue they were updating them. I was worried that I might get a core duo and not a core 2 duo. It says on the outside of the box core 2 duo.. it has the logo.

I must say... I LOVE THIS MACBOOK PRO... I got the ultimate machine, maxed out the specs... I couldnt imagine anything nicer.
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I think he meant how could he tell just by looking at the laptop. And if not, I still don't think you could tell just by using the computer. There'd be no way to tell you were on a Core 2 Duo vs. a Core Duo by simply running it.

To answer your question, yes, you can tell. Go to the blue apple up top left and click "About this Mac" and it will bring up a window telling you what version OS you're running, RAM amount, and Processor type. Here is an example:
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I think he meant how could he tell just by looking at the laptop.
Yup, thats what I ment. No way then? Guess that I'll jsut have to trust the guy :confused:
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If you're buying this online then I suggest having him send you a screen cap of your name next to the OS X About this Mac bubble. I mean, he could still screw you by doing just that on an actual Core 2 Duo, but ****, at least it puts him in a position where he has to actively lie. Also, you'll have the correspondence between the two of you asking him to prove to you that it is a Core 2 Duo, which would be valid evidence if he does indeed screw you over and you need to contact authorities.
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Hey Can I ask you guys something ?

how I thought that Jobs said Intel sucks and would never consider them. What happen now? wheres the PowerPC Buddy ?
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Hey Can I ask you guys something ?

how I thought that Jobs said Intel sucks and would never consider them. What happen now? wheres the PowerPC Buddy ?

This guy is a friggin' troll. Second of two posts bashing Apple.

Ban him.

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If you're buying this online then I suggest having him send you a screen cap of your name next to the OS X About this Mac bubble. I mean, he could still screw you by doing just that on an actual Core 2 Duo, but ****, at least it puts him in a position where he has to actively lie.
He won't open the box as he wants to sell it brand new. Which is fair enough if you ask me. It is going through paypal so if he does outright lie to me then that would be pretty substantial ground to get my money back.
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This guy is a friggin' troll. Second of two posts bashing Apple.

Ban him.
You guys just cant accept the fact that Apple sucks. Simple.

Also the fact that you *ooooo Think different* guys always get *second hand* technology from the PC big brother.

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Sorry I dont buy Dell either, they're even worst than Apple.

Wonder why their Laptop exploded first ?
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He won't open the box as he wants to sell it brand new. Which is fair enough if you ask me. It is going through paypal so if he does outright lie to me then that would be pretty substantial ground to get my money back.
It does say Core 2 Duo on the box, ask him for a picture of the box with your name written on a piece of paper or something. And ask for the serial number off that box, so you know he is actually sending you the proper one and you'll be able to tell without opening. I've attached a picture that which is what you should expect from him.

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if your looking at the computer while its open, the core2duo MBP's do not have a status light visible to the right of the isight camera. The new models have the light built in under the case.
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You guys just cant accept the fact that Apple sucks. Simple.

Also the fact that you *ooooo Think different* guys always get *second hand* technology from the PC big brother.

Live in Apple's dreams
Hey, let us know when your precious Windows OSX... I mean Vista is released.
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You guys just cant accept the fact that Apple sucks. Simple.

Also the fact that you *ooooo Think different* guys always get *second hand* technology from the PC big brother.

Live in Apple's dreams
Who is this loser? Must be unhappy with the PC world if he wants to spend time here. Bashing Apple is kids stuff. Bring on something more credible than Apple sucks. You suck. Does that mean anything? Nope.

Bring something that matters, that counts, that's adult and mature. Otherise, stay in your PC world and leave us alone.
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