2009 13" 2.26Ghz vs. 2010 13" 2.4Ghz

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Celticsun, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Celticsun macrumors newbie

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    Dilemma, which is really the better machine.

    I know there isn't a great deal in the benchmarks for the two.

    But for the price difference I don't know which to go with is the newer one worth the extra $$ ?

    The main thing I am trying to get my head around is the Graphics and Memory difference. Basically the 2009 has the 9400M and 2GB of Ram vs. the 2010 which has the 320m and 4GB of Ram.

    Is the difference that great?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, cheers :D
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    How much is the price difference? 4GB RAM is worth it and 320M is nice if you plan to do any gaming. Keep in mind the new one has better battery as well
     
  3. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    Well you can always add 2GB to the 2009 also.
     
  4. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

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    but you can't add a 320M
     
  5. Celticsun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    £200
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    For that difference, get the new one. It already has 4GB RAM which is about 100£ plus twice as good GPU with better battery
     
  7. Celticsun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm, valid point.... I just found the benchmarks (not just apple propaganda either hehe) between the 9400 and the 320M and they really are quite different!


    Thanks for your help and speedy responses :)
     
  8. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Hands down the 13" 2.4GHz macbook pro with the nvidia 320m. It is THAT much faster in terms of GPU performance over the slow 9400m.

    Also you can get the base 13" macbook pro with the nvidia 320m from microcenter for $999.
     
  9. vant macrumors 65816

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    320M is the world's fastest mobile IGP to date.
     
  10. Narse77 macrumors regular

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    Thats the truth, it's amazing for a IGP. I can run WoW with almost all settings but shadows and draw distance at max.
     

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