2.3 i5 Macbook pro 13 VS 2.4 i5?

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  1. ldominguez1986 macrumors member

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    I just picked up a refurbished 2.3 i5 for $899 at Best Buy. I guess my question is there a huge difference in the hardware. I know about the hard drive being smaller but anything else different worth taking it back and getting the better one? Is the other worth the 250 difference? Thank You for any help given.
     
  2. Jesse813 macrumors newbie

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    you won't see much a difference in performance so i wouldn't take it back unless you think you'll need the larger HDD though you can always upgrade that yourself for quite a bit less.
     
  3. ldominguez1986 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I am not worried about the hdd or anything. More or less about the processor itself.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It is impossible to answer your question unless you list what you use your computer for. The general rule is that if you're asking the question in the first place it doesn't matter at all; all modern Macs will run Safari, iTunes, and VLC perfectly fine.
     
  5. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    You won't notice any difference. An SSD on the other hand:)
     
  6. ldominguez1986 thread starter macrumors member

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    I use it for normal things. More or less just surfing the web, itunes, watching movies, etc... What I am talking about is the .1 difference in the processor. I know it seems like a dumb question but I only ask because I am curious. I also like to get the help and input from the boards.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There will be no noticeable difference.
     
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, you won't be able to notice the difference while doing "normal" stuff. Good luck :)
     
  9. ldominguez1986 thread starter macrumors member

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    I appreciate all the help and advice I had gotten so far. Thanks everyone
     

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