2.4 or 2.53GHz dilemma

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by audiokeeffe, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. audiokeeffe macrumors member

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    I have a dilemma.

    I am buying a MBP. I have contacts so can get it a lot cheaper than the regular price.

    At first I was going to go for the 2.4GHz because it was cheaper. I just found out that I can get the 2.53GHz for only 100 bucks more...

    Should I go for the 2.53GHz? Is it a lot faster than the 2.4GHz? For only 100 bucks more, is it worth it to go for 2.53GHz??
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    2.4. MUCH better graphics card, and better battery. Don't worry about the GHz, as that's such a tiny difference you'll never notice it. The improvements in the graphics card is huge.
     
  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    be specific, afaik this could be a 2007 model
     
  4. lethalillness macrumors member

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    $100 for a minimal boost in clock speed is totally not worth it. Spend the money wisely one something else, like a Hi-Res option, or put it towards RAM or and SSD upgrade THAT will be worth it.
     
  5. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    There is no dilemma, the 2.53 is pointless. Either get the low end i5 or splurge for the i7.
     
  6. highADP macrumors member

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    agree!!
     
  7. joniepoo macrumors newbie

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    just to give another opinion so you're completely sure..

    2.4!!
     
  8. rodwever1 macrumors newbie

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  10. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I lucked out - I got my MacBook Pro in 2007 and it's a 15" Core2Duo 2.4GHz. And they are still selling them in 2010. Unbelievable. My system is still relevant even today.
     
  11. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks this makes it easier. I'm replacing my MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz) SR which I bought in 2007. Want to get rid of it before its applecare is up towards the end of October.

    Wanted to go the refurb route again which is easiest if you're not customizing anything so I need to figure out if I will be doing that or not.


    Nice, that should help with my resale value
     
  12. creative78 macrumors regular

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    One more vote for the 2.4 and using the extra cash for something else.
     
  13. TJones macrumors regular

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    Like an external drive for Time Machine backups..
     

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