17" MacBook Pro 2.8 (Core2Duo) or 2.53 i5 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gavbo, May 11, 2010.

  1. Gavbo macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Hi Guys,

    Quick question - How much better/faster is the new i5 vs the Core2Duo? and more importantly it is worth the price different for what I need it for? which is Raw files photo editing and flash.

    I have recently moved to Hong Kong and the Apple Macs here are much cheaper then UK where I came from. I understand I am still making a massive saving of 370 pounds!! on a new i5 17" compare to UK (might even be able to get a student discount too :p) but is the i5 worth the extra cash?

    Here is my options

    New 17" i5 17,588HKD = 1531 pounds
    Refub 17" 2.8 14,488HKD = 1261 pounds

    Which would you go for?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  3. AAPLaday Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    New one, the i5 is a nice performance upgrade. Theres a few charts on other threads on here about the performance increase ;)

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