2.3 over the 2.6? Worth it?

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Most users won't notice any difference between the two processors in daily use. Those few that will likely already know how much of a difference it will make to their specific needs.
 

aaronw1986

macrumors 68030
Oct 31, 2006
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For $100, yeah. This has me confused on base with 2.6, or just go higher end to get the 512 ssd as well!
 

cstm

macrumors regular
Jul 1, 2012
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I'm pretty sure I'll be returning my 2.3/16/256 this week and get the 2.6/16/256
 

chrisfromalbany

macrumors 6502
Jun 24, 2010
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yea the 2.7 for $250 more then 2.6 that isn't worth it.. but $100 for 10% increase in performance.. I say worth it..
 

adrian1480

macrumors 6502
Sep 2, 2010
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Is value is a function of what you use the computer for.

If you do a lot of AV encoding/decoding, then it makes sense. Perhaps gaming will get a small fps boost as well. Otherwise, the 2.3 is just fine. Don't pay attention to those who blindly recommend it without even asking what you use the computer for. If you're doing regular computer stuff (browsing the web, document creation, iTunes, etc.) 2.3 is more than enough. You'd never feel or appreciate the extra 10% from the 2.6.

If you can list the applications you use on a daily basis, a proper recommendation can be offered.