2.1GHz White MB vs. 2.26 MBP Speed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by m.a.c.b.o.y, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. m.a.c.b.o.y macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2008
    This may have been asked before but I did not find any very specific answers.

    Right now i have a 2.1GHz Early 2008 Penryn MacBook with 2GB of ram, but I am in need of a little bit more speed. Would i see a dramatic increase in speed in the new 2.26 MacBook Pro with 2GB ram. Also, would it be better to upgrade to 4GB in the new MBP?

    Thank you very much.
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I would recommend just upgrading your current MacBook to 4GB, see if that does the trick. But yes, a new MacBook (Pro) with 4GB would show a difference.
  3. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    What kind of speed increase do you need? Where are you currently encountering slow performance? What is your typical usage patterns?

    That will help people give you the best advice possible. As the other poster mentioned, you may simply not have enough RAM for optimal performance. But it depends on your usage.
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    DDR2 ram is dirt cheap, there's no reason not to do it. A 7200 rpm hard drive may not be a bad idea, either.
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    You would see more drastic improvements in a SSD inside your MB over a new MBP @ 2.26 GHz.
    More RAM won't increase your speed if you don't max out what is already there.

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