2.4GHz Quad-core i7 vs. 2.4GHz Quad-core i7..buying advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kophinos, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. kophinos macrumors newbie

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    I'm about purchase a new MBP 15" to upgrade from my 2007 C2D 2.33ghz.

    Is the 2.5 worth the $250 premium over the 2.4? I'll probably keep this MBP for as long as the 2.33 so I am wondering if I should spend the extra money.

    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Since you don't list what you use your computer for, it's impossible to say. Facebook and watching movies still work fine on your 2.33 GHz C2D.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    As a general rule, I'd say it's not worth it.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It isn't. $250 for 4% increase in performance is not worth it.
     
  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Even less considering max Turbo is just 3% and for some stuff it doesn't matter at all or clockspeeds only help to a certain amount and 3-4% become close to 0%.
     

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