1.83/2.0/2.16 Mac Book Pro is their really a big dif.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by joshwest, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. joshwest macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2005
    I am going to be purchasing one of these in about a month, its just im not sure if the extrea$ is really worth it considering everything isnt universal. for the price of a 2.0 i could get a 1.83 + a 20" ACD for the same price (w/student discount)
  2. Tambien macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2006
    I am wondering this also, i really would like to save some cash if i could.
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    I seriously doubt that there will be a big difference in speed between the listed Intel Core Duo CPUs. If you need every last MHz to get something done well, then yes, a faster CPU will make the difference. But for most people, the speed difference will be negligible.

    Now the speed difference between any of the Core Duos compared to a PowerPC G4... :) ;)
  4. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2005
    The poor section of Connecticut
    That little boost in speed would be miniscule compared to an Apple cinema display. You probably wouldn't even notice it if you were to compare it side by side. Most definitely, get the display.
  5. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    My wife has a 1.83 and I have a 2.0. No difference that we can notice on anything we do
  6. Nuks macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2006
    What about the other specs?

    80 GB HD vs. 100 GB.

    512 mb ram vs. 1 GB

    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory vs ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory

    Is there a $500 difference there?
    I really want to get the 1.83 (and save the cash) but is it worth it with what I lose? I know the speed diff. with the processer is negligible, but is everything else?
  7. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2006
    There was $500 of value to me. It was worth it to me to spend a little more for the 2.0 (1.83 when I ordered) since I fully expect to have this machine in service for 2.5-3 years at a minimum. At the end of that time, I'm going ot want every MHz I can get to keep performance reasonable. :)

    Since I needed the extra disk space anyway, and am never one to go for less VRAM, it was a no-brainer for me.

    I doubt that you'd see much difference between a 1.83 and 2.0, but more so between the 1.83 and the 2.16. Likewise, there wouldn't be a lot of difference between the 2.0 and the 2.16.
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    What people seem to misunderstand is obsoletion. Both a 1.83 Core Duo and a 2.16 Core Duo will become obsolete at the same time. In fact, 2 years from now, you're going to be laughing at the 0.33 GHz difference in speed, because both will seem slow compared to the new stuff at the time. They'll be seen as virtually the same speed. But right now, there seems to be a big difference when there isn't one.

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