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    White Macbook, Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 1GB ram, 120HD Leopard // Ipod Touch 2nd gen 8Gb
    Is this a good buy?
    Ok so after browseing ebay for what seems like forever and raising the money by selling the last 4 years of chirstmas presents, i finally have enough money for a mac.
    So is this a good buy? A used macbook with the following spec for 490

    Core 2 Duo 2.16 Ghz
    1GB ram
    120GB HD
    Superdrive
    Leopard

    Original box etc with iLife etc.

    Yay or nay??

    Thanks,
    Hannah.

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    nMP 6-core/32Gb/D700/512Gb: rMBP 15" 2.3GHz/16Gb/512Gb: iPhone 6 128Gb: iPad Air 2 128Gb: NEC PA322U
    I would take a look at this one, much faster processor for the same price.

    1Gb of RAM isn't great, however you can add additional sticks for very little. CPU isn't a consumer upgrade on a laptop.

    EDIT: Just re-read the description and it does state 'minor scratches on case' so I'd message him asking for pictures if your worried. Still I'd believe most laptops will have scratches since they are portables.

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    White Macbook, Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 1GB ram, 120HD Leopard // Ipod Touch 2nd gen 8Gb
    Hey thanks for that, but that one is Core Duo, what is the actual difference between Core Duo and Core 2 Duo??

    Edit: Just re-read it is Core 2 Duo, but i'd still like to know the difference. Also, the seller only had little feedback, safety first =].

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazzastar View Post
    Hey thanks for that, but that one is Core Duo, what is the actual difference between Core Duo and Core 2 Duo??
    Core 2 Duo machines can address more memory and are 64-bit capable.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    nMP 6-core/32Gb/D700/512Gb: rMBP 15" 2.3GHz/16Gb/512Gb: iPhone 6 128Gb: iPad Air 2 128Gb: NEC PA322U
    He has made a mistake on the Specs at the top. Description states:

    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz Processor, 1024 MB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Intel GMA 945 Graphics, Superdrive, Built-in iSight, Bluetooth, Airport Extreme 802.11n.

    Worth double checking none-the-less as the Core Duo is a slower chip.

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