2.3 or 2.6Ghz Macbook Pro 15"?

Which one?

  • 2.3Ghz model => $2,279

    Votes: 12 46.2%
  • 2.6Ghz model => $2,979

    Votes: 14 53.8%

  • Total voters
    26

zhson

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2012
12
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Hi, I am an university student, and I needed a mac for my next semester.
I am thinking of getting the new macbook pro 15" retina display,
but I don't know which one buy, 2.3Ghz or the 2.6Ghz version?

I don't want to spend too much as my budget it limited to 3k AUD(both models are under 3k with the student discount), or get something won't do much and regret it later on.

I will use it as an everyday laptop, as my ASUS is getting bit old, and gets hot really easily; play LoL or other MMORPG causally(dual boot windows), and important part is I use it for coding.
 

varsis

macrumors regular
Nov 30, 2005
208
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Hi, I am an university student, and I needed a mac for my next semester.
I am thinking of getting the new macbook pro 15" retina display,
but I don't know which one buy, 2.3Ghz or the 2.6Ghz version?

I don't want to spend too much as my budget it limited to 3k AUD(both models are under 3k with the student discount), or get something won't do much and regret it later on.

I will use it as an everyday laptop, as my ASUS is getting bit old, and gets hot really easily; play LoL or other MMORPG causally(dual boot windows), and important part is I use it for coding.
Im going for the 2.6 ghz, and 16 gb ram. Reasons:
1. 512gb drive vs 256.
2. Ram won't be upgradable in the future and programs seem to be using more and more ram. 16gb should be future proof enough!
 

birthmark

macrumors member
Apr 28, 2012
58
0
The 256 SSD will be replaceable at some point and there's always the option to use external drives. Spending an extra $700 for .3GHZ seems incredibly stupid.

RAM is definately soldered, use that extra money to max out on that.
 

zhson

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2012
12
0
if I had the $$$, it is $240 more:(

The 256 SSD will be replaceable at some point and there's always the option to use external drives. Spending an extra $700 for .3GHZ seems incredibly stupid.

RAM is definately soldered, use that extra money to max out on that.
if the RAM is soldered, then I will have no choice but putting in extra $$$, still waiting for iFixit tear down to find out
 

zhson

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2012
12
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Im going for the 2.6 ghz, and 16 gb ram. Reasons:
1. 512gb drive vs 256.
2. Ram won't be upgradable in the future and programs seem to be using more and more ram. 16gb should be future proof enough!
sound good, but it is over my limit, for sure parent will kill me for that.

I only used ~100/750GB at my everyday laptop, and this is with windows, got ****** load of those unwanted program.... so I think 256Gb will be fine for me. when the price for SSD is getting cheap, I will go upgrade it, but for now is fine.

Well I guess will go for the RAM upgrade first then the CPU.
 

css136

macrumors member
Apr 10, 2008
51
0
If you only use 100 GB now, you can probably get away with the 250 GB model. If you have extra money I'd get the 16 GB RAM upgrade. This will be helpful if you plan to work with large datasets in the future. Otherwise, 8 GB RAM should be fine
 
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