2.7ghz or 2.9ghz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LoveToMacRumors, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    i5-5257u vs i5-5287u macbook pro

    In canada for CAD108$ should i get the upgrade for the 13" mbp?

    I know the perfomance is pretty similar, but i keep thinking about the futurproof thing. I want to be able to use it many yrs 3-5 yrs without issue.

    Mainly use for web browsing, word, photoshop, indesign, illustrator
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    This question only you can answer. Is $108 worth it for YOU to have a faster computer?

    To some people, $108 is a lot of money, so it might not be "worth" it for a few extra MHz. For others, having the fastest possible laptop is "worth" it.

    Not knowing your financial situation or the value that you place on performance, it is impossible to say if it is "worth it" for YOU.
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Given the performance delta (~4.7% in single core and 4.8% in multicore, see here http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/2173902?baseline=2229142 ) ask yourself whether $108 is worth the tiny performance difference?

    At best, your workload would only be faster by less than half a second.

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