2010 Macbook Air to 15inch rMBP

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  1. shah1 macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    Well having owned my late 2010 13inch Macbook Air, I have decided to go for a pro machine (not the 13inch, which was a bit of a disappointment). Now my question is, I have gone and ordered the base model (2.3ghz but with 16gb of ram, 256gb SSD) Would it been worth going for the upgraded processor, to a 2.6ghz? I only use the machine for basic word processing, web browsing, light photo shop and watching Youtube vids.

    Also, how much discount do University students get (%)?
     
  2. shah1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Or am I better off just going with the base 15inch rMBP and saving some money. But will that still be a good machine with suffcient ram in the future?
     
  3. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    You'll be fine with the base but if you happen to have the money I would just recommend updating the RAM.
     
  4. shah1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have ordered the base but with 16gb of ram. But I could of got the 2.6ghz processor for an extra £86 or so with the student discount but decided to save the money. However I'm now thinking if would of been a worthwhile upgrade.
    What will the difference be?
     
  5. Maczor macrumors regular

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    Most important difference: peace of mind
    It's up to you to decide if it's worth it...
     
  6. shah1 thread starter macrumors member

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    But which will be more significant, having the bump in processor or having the 16gb of ram?
     
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  8. Maczor macrumors regular

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    Both are nice to have. Ideally... get both.
    Else, I'd say go with the CPU over the RAM.
    Not likely you'll use 8GB ( not to mention 16 GB ), but a faster CPU gets stuff done faster.
     

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