2.3 or 2.6Ghz Macbook Pro 15"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zhson, Jun 11, 2012.


Which one?

  1. 2.3Ghz model => $2,279

    12 vote(s)
  2. 2.6Ghz model => $2,979

    14 vote(s)
  1. zhson macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2012
    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.
  2. varsis macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2005
    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!
  3. birthmark macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2012
    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.
  4. zhson thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2012
    if I had the $$$, it is $240 more:(

    if the RAM is soldered, then I will have no choice but putting in extra $$$, still waiting for iFixit tear down to find out
  5. zhson thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2012
    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.
  6. J.L.Photography macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2012
    South Florida
  7. css136 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2008
    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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