2.3 or 2.6 GhZ MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bilalo, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Bilalo macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2012
    Oxford, England
    Can someone explain to me the differences between 2.3 and 2.6? I want the 2.6 but is it worth the 1 extra week? I need this laptop for gaming and everything so I do want it to be rock hard. I play DOTA 2 and other intense games. 2.6 GhZ or 2.3?
  2. Trioptre macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2012
    2.3 is plenty fast. 2.6 is a minor spec upgrade

    The .3 GHz is not worth the extra $200 IMO. It's maybe a 8% performance difference and a potential battery drain and potential increase in heat generation. In my mental gymnastics of justifying the price of the Macbook Pro, I consider that I "invested" the $200 I saved in the overall spec upgrade to 512/16GB instead of an inconsequential spec upgrade of the CPU. I have a PC I built in 2008 with an ancient quad core CPU that is perfectly responsive and useful. Be happy with your 2.3 and consider it a "discount".

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