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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jkeuhnelian, Jan 2, 2007.
how much faster is the new processor? is it worth spending a few hundred dollars more for it?
It is more than just a couple hundred dollars for a processor bump cos you also get that extra 1 stick of memory with a $150 value (by Apple's reckoning).
putting that aside, would you see any performance difference and at this point in time, is it worth having the core 2 duo processor which apparently will optimize native software for the new platform when native software eventually comes out--who knows when?
I went for the 2.33 ghz in my iMac, and it comes down to weather or not you have the money for it. I got it because I will have this computer for 4 years and want to get the most out of it.
So if your computer will last you 2 years then save your money. But if you plan on keeping it for longer than that, just get it. It is always a good idea to pay for better hardware that will last you for awhile.
If it's MBPs you're talking about, the 2.33 model also has a better graphics card, which could make a difference if you're running games or graphics programs. Other than that and the extra gig of memory, I doubt the extra speed would do much. You should definitely buy 2gigs of memory, and you might be better off spending the money on 3 gigs memory than on a small increase in processor speed. On the other hand, it's possible to upgrade to 3gigs later, and for much cheaper as prices come down.
thanks, that's helpful.