2.26 GHz vs. 2.53 GHz

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cksd, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. cksd macrumors newbie

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    Looking at buying my first laptop and strongly leaning towards a Macbook Pro. I am trying to decided between the 13" and 15" model and was wondering if there is a "great" difference between the 2.26 and 2.53 processing speeds. I will use the computer mostly for surfing the internet, downloading pictures, email and music. I will not be running any elaborate games or doing any elaborate desktop publishing. I am just wondering if the additional $600.00 is worth it. I understand that you also get more RAM and HD space but I can always upgrade those later if required but just wanted thoughs on processor speed.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I agree with Eidorian. It's only 10% difference so you won't notice it on things you run.
     
  4. Concorde105 macrumors newbie

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    *thirds* That extra $ 600 isn't worth it for what you are doing. Lol. Maybe a little on Crysis, but you're not playing Crysis, so... :)

    EDIT: Oooooooh, it's a 15". In that case, the bigger display may help with web surfing and movies, but I dunno. It's your choice.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If you need the 9600M GT take a look at the previous generation MacBook Pro refurbished.
     

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