2.8ghz vs i5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Yurtal, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Yurtal macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
    Hey guys.

    I was hoping to get some feedback on a decision I am currently facing.

    I'm selling my mac pro early 08 and am planning on buying a 17" mbp in it's place.

    I have been offered a trade of a 17" 2.8c2d with 8gigs of ram plus $500 ontop.

    I was planning on holding out for a current i5 model but not sure how much difference there is considering the i5 will only have 4gb of ram.

    I will be using this machine for audio. Mainly pro tools.

    Any ideas or suggestions as to which route to take?

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    i5 is about 23% faster. What Mac Pro do you have? How much cash would you get off it? 17" i5 with 8GB is about 2500$ so if you can get over 3000$ from your Mac Pro, that trade is not worth it.
  3. Yurtal thread starter macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
    It's an early 08 8-core with 8gb of ram.

    I live in Australia and am hoping to get close to 3000 for it.

    I guess it would be best in the long run to get a current gen.

    Thanks mate.

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