2.6 GHz 15" MacBook Pro

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

  1. lego8 macrumors regular

    lego8

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    Hi,

    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?


    Thanks
     
  2. thepandamancan macrumors member

    thepandamancan

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    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

    lego8

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

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    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

    lego8

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    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

    highjumppudding

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    depends

    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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