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Looking at the new Macs that just came out and wondering about

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Looking at the new Macs that just came out and wondering about some performance issues. I'm looking at the Macbook (white one which retails at $999) with the 2.0 MHz processor and upgrading the harddrive (since it is a notebook) right away. Also looked at the 2.4 MHz processor. Very familiar with Windows based machines, completely unfamiliar with OS X. Can it possibly be worth the money to upgrade to a bigger processor? (like a 50% cost upgrade), or will I be better off with the 2.0 processor and upgrading to 4 megs RAM if I want more power, reliability, multitasking, etc.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 8 years ago.
Price to performance is a good question. In the case of the MacBook the price difference is rarely just a speed bump up in the processor. You also get a larger hard drive and a Illuminated keyboard. I personally opted to save money and buy the lowest option when I bought my MacBook Pro. I consider myself a power user but I have not suffered much with the slower processor. I just wait a few seconds longer to do what I need to do.
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