2.16 or 2.33 15" Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RyanF2009, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. RyanF2009 macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I will be purchasing a Macbook Pro by the end of the week if all goes as planned, and I had a quick question. My side job (which makes me a good little bit of money) is sort of photography-for-hire, I do quite a bit of photo editing. I also occasionally do some video editing. Other uses would be general (Safari, Mail, iTunes).

    Also, should I go with the 120GB or 160GB HDD? I have heard some things about PMR being better or something like that, but I don't want to go searching for that right now... I'm lazy

    I have a 15" HP dv5000t that I bought late June as a low-cost device to hold me over until the C2D Macbook Pros came around. I am going to be getting rid of that and getting a 15" Macbook Pro. So my question to you guys is, should I go with the 2.16GHz model or the 2.33GHz model? I would like this to last me a good couple of years (if that's at all possible), but is there really a warrant for me to go with the more expensive model?

    I'm on a bit of a tight budget, I don't really want to go that much higher than $2000. Keep in mind that I will be utilizing the EDU discount.
     
  2. iJaz macrumors 6502a

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  3. RyanF2009 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply! Looks like I'll be getting a 2.16GHz then :D
     
  4. hkk macrumors newbie

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    I'd recommend getting the 160GB drive. It should be significantly faster. And obviously more spacious.
     
  5. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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    how would the 160Gb be faster its the same speed 5400rpm?
     
  6. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the 160GB drive uses Perpendicular Recording Technology which is faster then the 120GB drive which uses Longitudinal recording technology, however, I have read that some people are getting Hitachi 120GB drives that uses the Perpendicular technology.

    I honestly wouldn't worry. However, if you store a lot of Photos you might want to go with the bigger drive regardless.
     

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