Entry level white MacBook or entrylevel unibody?

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  1. gman

    gman Member

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    Hey
    Which one would you pick
    Entry level white macbook
    Upgraded to 4gb ram and 250gb hdd for 66k

    Or the entrylevel unibody MacBook ?
     
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    Unibody for me...
     
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    Voting for Unibody as well. :D Personally, I like the aluminum finish plus, it won't have the cracking problem (plastic MBs)
     
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    Some people have noted that the white MacBook is actually the unibody one specs-wise plus firewire, at a lower price.

    Of course, major difference is the casing. I personally love the full aluminum unibody.

    Depends on which one you prefer, price or aluminum, among other things.
     
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    If you can afford the Unibody and can live without Firewire, go Unibody. Otherwise, the entry level Whitebook is actually a smart alternative if you don't care too much about the cosmetics.

    Edit: Wait, did you say 66k for the White + 4GB Ram and 250 GB HDD? I'm sure you can get the entry level white at around 50K cash. 4 GB Ram is about 3K or less and 500 Gb HDD for around 6k so 66K is quite expensive.
     
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    Another vote for the unibody. I have not owned either but I've tried the white macbook and the unibody; I just love the aluminum finish. Well,my dad has one and I wish I could swap my MBP with it, haha. (He likes the size so no go for me).

    Cosmetics trumps the cost for me in this case.
     
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    I think it is the maxed out one from the Apple Online Store :D

    EDIT: It's not, it's 72k for that kind of specs. I guess he is getting it somewhere else :D

    Unibody for me :D but white is a Smart Choice, by Unibody, you'll be paying for the cosmetics and multitouch only :D max out the white one and you've got a winner!
     
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    The logical shopper would think that the entry white Macbook would be a smarter buy against the 2.0 unibody Macbook.

    Then again, shopping is not a logical but an emotional decison.
     
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    @Fids
    If your MBP is also the Unibody one then I'm up for a trade :).
     
  10. fr.ankie

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    get the unibody one. mas ok un.
     
  11. Fidel

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    Haha, sadly no. It's the latest model before the Unibody one came out.
     
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    white for firewire and better specs. or wait for the second gen unibody, dont get the first gen if u can wait. the white is the last gen version so it is the most complete and best version of the white macbook series. i always believe in the last gen of their products since thats the time most of the bugs are fixed so they start a new series
     
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    really? where
     
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    why, with Charlie of course! :D I heard he was seeling 500GB WD hard drives for 6k which is a great buy!
     
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    unibody for me.
    personally i would invest more for a newer product.
    not that the white macbook is old.
    =)
     
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    If only you could order from Apple's website for the entry level white Macbook without the RAM and HDD...
     
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    Unibody. One thing - DEDICATED GRAPHICS
     
  18. gman

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    the white has nvidia as well
     
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    correct me if im wrong,but isn't the nvidia graphics still shared with your system memory in the unibody non-pro?

    9400 still shared (aluminum/white)
    9600 dedicated (pro)?
     

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