2.53 or 2.23 ghz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sportguy0913, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. sportguy0913 macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    I'm getting a 13'' for college. I'm going into pharmacy. Which tier should I get?
  2. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I read another thread (multiple actually on this) general word is that unless you are worried about having a slightly higher spec to "future proof"

    the difference between the two will be almost unnoticeable..go for the 2.2
  3. ColinEC macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2008
    Go for the 2.26GHz and upgrade to a 7200RPM HD and 4GB of ram yourself (if you even need that much capacity). It saves money, and you can use the spare HD as an external for Time Machine.
  4. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    why are there so many threads on this?

    if you want and need power - get the 2.53, if you want something slower and to save money, get the 2.23.

    honestly. you will be fine with both. just one is faster. it's not some huge debate.
  5. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2008
    Chicago, IL
  6. jim0266 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2009
    IMO the 2.23 is the most bang for the buck. Take the extra money you would have used on the 2.53 and buy an 80GB Intel X25-M SSD drive. The SSD will make any MB or MBP feel like a speed demon. 80GB may not seem like much, but take the drive that came with the MBP and out it into an external enclosure or spring for an OptiBay.
  7. tdream macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2009
    CPU speed is imperceptable in daily use. When you compare it to others you'd only find the tiniest of differences . So unless you love to fold on your laptop, go with the base model.

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