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mestevie
22nd January 2008, 08:39 PM
Geez have I stepped into the 21st Century in a big way!

Just picked up a refurbed Macbook 2.16 C2D 160gig 2 gb ram running leopard.

These things fly!! I dont know how I will use the old powermac again......

Mehappy :-)
:D:D

SilverJ
22nd January 2008, 08:46 PM
Congratulations!

Huy
22nd January 2008, 08:47 PM
Excellent!

Congrats on it :)

They're great (reliable/tough) machines.

vargz
22nd January 2008, 08:48 PM
Well done, sounds same spec as mine but I have the 120GB. Been pretty happy with it, even more so since Leopard.

What machine did you have before?

mestevie
22nd January 2008, 08:49 PM
Yeah..trying to wrench it out of the hands of wifey at the moment!:)

mestevie
22nd January 2008, 08:51 PM
Well done, sounds same spec as mine but I have the 120GB. Been pretty happy with it, even more so since Leopard.

What machine did you have before?

Still have my Powermac Dualie as per sig.

Huy
22nd January 2008, 08:57 PM
Big step up from a Dual 500MHz G4 :)

Even more if you bump up the memory (but not yet... 2GB is fine and plenty!). I believe that model is restricted to 3GB max with 4GB being in Core 2 Duo Santa Rosas (2.2 and 2.4GHz/current models).

adamd
22nd January 2008, 08:58 PM
Well done, sounds same spec as mine but I have the 120GB. Been pretty happy with it, even more so since Leopard.

What machine did you have before?

mine's 80Gb... :'(

bubbles_r_us
22nd January 2008, 08:59 PM
Congrats! You're gonna love it, it's a great machine and your specs are better than mine :)

cosmichobo
22nd January 2008, 09:00 PM
Well done :)

Give it a few weeks, and you'll forget what a 500MHz machine was ever like... oh - unless you actually still have to use it! :)

mestevie
22nd January 2008, 09:00 PM
Big step up from a Dual 500MHz G4 :)

Even more if you bump up the memory (but not yet... 2GB is fine and plenty!). I believe that model is restricted to 3GB max with 4GB being in Core 2 Duo Santa Rosas (2.2 and 2.4GHz/current models).

Haha just as I read that post, wife said
this is much faster than before

Yeah I know about the 3gb upgrade - matched pairs are not a problem?.

Anyways 2gb will be fine and will probably keep it this way for a while.

mestevie
22nd January 2008, 09:03 PM
Well done :)

Give it a few weeks, and you'll forget what a 500MHz machine was ever like... oh - unless you actually still have to use it! :)

It's ironic...I was waiting for Macworld for a macbook/macbookpro speedbump. I was disappointed that nothing eventuated.

But then this refurb came my way and it all became clear.

Jobs works in mysterious ways :-)

scruffie
22nd January 2008, 09:03 PM
Nice nice! 2 gig is plenty. I'm still running on 1.5 gb of ram. I know i know - supposed to be matched pairs, but i was poor at the time and too lazy now :)

cosmichobo
22nd January 2008, 09:08 PM
Always funny to look at the history of your Mac's CPUs...

Mine went... (MHz)

8, 25, 40 (80), 250, 1250.

That change to the eMac was HUGE for me.

mestevie
22nd January 2008, 09:12 PM
Always funny to look at the history of your Mac's CPUs...

Mine went... (MHz)

8, 25, 40 (80), 250, 1250.

That change to the eMac was HUGE for me.

Mine goes G4 Duallie 500, G4 450, G3 300, Quadra pizza box... I dont even remember clockspeed!

Huy
22nd January 2008, 09:13 PM
Wow, you guys must be old :p

Mine:
1.5GHz G4
2.0GHz CD
2.4GHz C2D

I guess the next step is a 3GHz machine :p

mestevie
22nd January 2008, 09:16 PM
Wow, you guys must be old :p

Mine:
1.5GHz G4
2.0GHz CD
2.4GHz C2D

I guess the next step is a 3GHz machine :p

Hahaha

Huy pls repost in my other thread (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=43322)
Yes I am *old* but I was a kid when i had me quadra (it was at work)

mjankor
22nd January 2008, 10:07 PM
8: Mac Plus
16: LC2
33: LC630
75: LC6200
120: PPC7200
333: iMac
600: iBook
800: iBook
800: iBook (replacement)
2x2ghz & 1.33ghz: G5 + Powerbook
1.83 CD & 2.33 C2D: Macbook + iMac

I think that's all of them, but I may have missed a few. Biggest jump was to the Powermac G5. That machine was a monster.

zmit
27th January 2008, 04:50 PM
Excellent!

Congrats on it :)

They're great (reliable/tough) machines.


yes. congratulations! sounds identical to mine :D

except for Huys comment on 'tough'

after three months i have lost a piece of plastic on BOTH sides of the trackpad from the tabs above the monitor that kept wearing away at it.


but other than that, i really really hope you enjoy it, i know i am :D
(its only plastic... warranty will replace it...)

Huy
27th January 2008, 04:59 PM
The old iBooks were very reliable - they took a beating.

My old MacBook (which I've since sold) was resilient to bumps and knocks too. It is rather durable, the polycarbonate.

The splintering/splitting/cracking is quite common in the older models because it is a thin layer of plastic - when I said tough, I was referring to the chassis and shell rather than the keyboard wrist rest area, which I'll admit to be cheap and thin - nothing a replacement part won't fix though! :)

anarchron
27th January 2008, 05:16 PM
Top Cases are so expensive though.

lazydesi
30th January 2008, 10:58 AM
welcome to da Club