2.66 vs 2.93 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by detz, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. detz macrumors 65816

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    Is it worth the $300, is anyone making the bump? This computer will be my primary computer for work and pleasure. I'm a developer(web and mac/iphone) and hopefully it's powerful enough to place some modern games in bootcamp. Should I just go with the faster one so it lasts me longer? :D Are there any benchmarks on this?
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    You don't need that extra power for the things you intend to do.
     
  3. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's what I was thinking, I think the $300 is better spent on AppleCare.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Definitely a much better deal.
     
  5. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    I went with the 2.93Ghz, should make rendering in the field 10% quicker, every little bit helps! Anyone wanting a like-new 2.53Ghz Unibody MBP?
     
  6. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The longest compile time I've seen so far is around 30 seconds on my white macbook now so can't imagine that the speed would be that much better since it's probably going to be a big jump anyways.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    One more thing, eBay for AppleCare. There are several dedicated AppleCare sellers on there.
     
  8. detz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, didn't know you could purchase it through a third party. Cool. I have an "in" too, my fiancee's best friend's husband is a genius so at least I have that outlet too.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    But you film edit; it's actually useful to you. To the rest of us (who don't really need it), we don't need it.

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    Kind of off topic, but I notice Intel is selling 3MB L2 Cache 2.53GHz CPUs now, so are we expect the 15" to be switched to that version now?
     
  10. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Well the OP DID ask if anyone was making the bump. I AM making the bump, and explained why...
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Why are you explaining yourself. I was just backing you up ;)
     
  12. dal20402 macrumors 6502

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    If you need the bump, you know it.

    If you don't know for sure that you need the bump, you don't need it.

    The SSD or 8GB of RAM (once prices are reasonable) will make *far* more real-world difference to almost all users.
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If cutting computation time makes you money then it's another story. If it doesn't then stock is fine.
     
  14. wwe2008 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe in the new Mini or iMac?
     
  15. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, took that wrong. I'm a little on edge today!!! GAH!!!:cool:
     

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