2.3 or 2.6 GhZ MBP?

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

  1. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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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