2.0 vs 2.2 i7 MBP worth it?

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  1. sukion, Aug 5, 2011
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    sukion macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    So my current situation is that I'm selling my 2010 15'' 2.66 i7 for $1500. (Good deal?). My plan is to buy a new 15'' in it's place but I'm stuck deciding whether the 0.2ghz makes up for the ~$300 difference that I'll have to pay for it after student discounts. I'm a civil engineering major starting to use AutoCAD more and more frequently. I also do minor photoshop on the side whenever I have time to touch up some photos. I plan on purchasing an ssd in the near future and I've already ordered an 8gb ram set from crucial.

    Can anyone justify if that 0.2ghz would make a big difference in my daily routine?
     
  2. akhbhaat macrumors regular

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    The 2.2 GHz model has a much better GPU. If you'll use that, it's worth it. Otherwise, perhaps not.
     
  3. MKang25 macrumors regular

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    If you are going to use programs like AutoCAD and others like it on a regular basis then I would say the 2.2Ghz model would be better.
     
  4. Chiuy macrumors 6502

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    The GHz won't matter. It's only 0.8 difference. The only thing that stands out is the 1GB video card. Unless you're planning on doing intense gaming or video rendering, or anything i intense programs it's not worth $500.
     
  5. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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    Aren't you a student? How are you getting the ~$500 difference. Should be 300.
     
  6. sukion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I never game on any computers, I find it uncomfortable I guess.

    Oh I see, my bad about that part. The whole time, I thought selling the macbook would pay off for the new macbook haha.
     
  7. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    unless ur gaming or doing someting graphic intensive the base 15inch is pefectly fine. put that extra money to textbooks or something
     
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  9. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I don't think there's really any need to upgrade, but if you do, I'd just get the 2.0
     
  10. mrmister macrumors regular

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  11. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    i read ur post this time around and u already ahve a 15inch.


    keep what u have because there is absolutely nthing wrong with it. its only a year old and macbooks can last for more than that
     
  12. sukion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? The upgrade seems that pointless then? Or is it one of those situations where I can't even notice the upgrade at all
     
  13. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You may be able to notice it, but your current computer is quite powerful already, so I'm not sure it would make a difference worth the money
     
  14. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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  15. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    ur upgrading a computer thats a year old. i personally think thats a waste of money, even though ur selling it, ur losing a few hundred dollars.

    wait till SSD's drop in price a bit more. slap that in ur current macbook pro and you will notice big improvements
     
  16. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    Wow who is buying your 2010 for 1500?!? Thats a good deal for you but not for the buyer! I just bought the Sealed 2011 15' 2.0 for 1500!
     

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