2.6 GHz 15" MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lego8, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. lego8 macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2008

    I'm planning on buying a MacBook Pro this week. What I'd like to do it go to an Apple Store and pick up a MacBook Pro with a 200GB 7200rpm hard drive.
    The this is, the Apple Store only holds a 2.6 GHz 7200rpm 15" model (not 2.5 GHz).
    So my question is, is the .1 GHz boost a big deal? Worth the extra money? What about the 7200rpm hard drive?

  2. thepandamancan macrumors member


    Jul 24, 2007
    Burbank, CA
    No, it's not worth it. The bump is only 4% in performance, according to some of the previous posts about 2.5GHz vs 2.6GHz. If you have the money, go ahead but I don't think it's worth it.

    I was gonna go with that model but my Apple Stores (There are a few in my area) did not carry it and after searching high and low for a store with it in stock, they said no store would have it for a while (the guy said 3 weeks but maybe they have it now...I tried that first weekend). I just ended up buying online the 2.5 with the 200GB drive and I'm happy with it.
  3. lego8 thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2008
    Is the bump from 5400rpm to 7200rpm noticeable / worth it?
  4. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2008
    I think the upgrade in HDD speed is worth it that is if you go the online store, BTO is just $50 more.
  5. lego8 thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2008
    Are there any Apple Stores in NY that carry a 15" MBP w/ a 200GB 7200rpm HDD without the 2.6GHz bump?
  6. highjumppudding macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2008

    if youre working with high def video editing, the 7200rpm drive helps a ton. the 2.6 doesnt make much of a difference unless you're rendering 30 minutes or more of video. or.. resale value. more is always better.

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