A 2.2 ghz mbp with its accessories,OR a 2.4 with nothing?!

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  1. Darkenvamp macrumors member

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    So im about to get my mbp..and i actually was going to get the 2.2(128 vcard)..and plus buy logitech VX nano mouse,2.1 creative speakers,good brand cooling pad and a bag....but now i have the money to buy the 2.4 model...but if i choose it,i will not be able to buy anything else-even a mouse-....it will be my first MAC ever..so im too confused what to get..i will use it just for regular stuff(chatt,net,multimedia,maybe gaming,microsoft office..)..so i really dont know what i shall buy??

    any opinions would be really welcomed :)
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Unless you're using highly intensive applications all the time, the processor difference isn't going to be noticeable. And the difference between the video cards is less than 10%, so I say go with the 2.2GHz MacBook Pro.
     
  3. L3X macrumors 6502a

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    ditto...you will enjoy your accessories more than the options in the 2.4 MBP
     
  4. Napster macrumors newbie

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    Get 256MB of video RAM, you won't regret it.

    200mhz isn't a big jump at all as far as processor is concerned. But I insist on the 256MB Video RAM.
     
  5. Darkenvamp thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the replays :rolleyes:
    i will not using for anything intensive...and i been thinking that the extra .2ghz and 256 vcard wont make real difference for me and my simple use.

    any more opinions?!:eek:
     
  6. L3X macrumors 6502a

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    reasoning plz?
     
  7. Zel macrumors regular

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    I think you should get the 2.4 now and the accessories later, because you can never upgrade the 2.2 to a 2.4 or to a better videocard, so in a few years you will have gotten another mouse and more speakers or changed your situation, but youll still be stuck with the inferior computer.

    it's not greatly inferior of course, as above posters have said it's not a big difference, but to me, planning on using it for years and years, it's worthwhile to buy the best I can.
     
  8. Darkenvamp thread starter macrumors member

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    well,thats a good point,but im so sure i wont use it for more than 3 or 4 years...and i do have 128vcard on my current laptop...and play all kind of games that work perfectly..so i dont know..paying all the money for the 2.4 sounds crazy and too expensive to me...i never paid even 2000 bucks on a laptop >_<
     
  9. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    id go with the 2.2, with no intensive programs you don't need the extra .2GHz
     
  10. Darkenvamp thread starter macrumors member

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    yup, i can see you already ordered one =D, mine i will get it once its available in the store again..they said 1 week XD
     
  11. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    nice, good luck :D
     
  12. Darkenvamp thread starter macrumors member

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    yah,so out of curious..why did you choose the Matte screen? i though that the glossy got better colors?!
     
  13. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not a big fan of the glossy screens, despite the slightly better colors. I also hate the glare. idk, I guess I'm also just used to matte...
     
  14. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    true, he can't upgrade the processor or the video card later, but will he ever really need or want to? in a couple years, there won't be many things a 2.4 ghz macbook pro will that a 2.2 ghz can't. to the op, even though i have a 2.4 ghz macbook pro, i'd say go with the 2.2 ghz. you've already admitted you aren't going to be doing anything that requires the additional horsepower and graphics memory. spend the difference on that mouse and possibly some speakers. the vx nano does look pretty cool.
     
  15. queshy macrumors 68040

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    accessories ftw!

    the processor difference is negligible imo...my base mbp is PLENTY fast
     
  16. mainomega macrumors 6502

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    I can never see myself choosing to get a mouse and a bag over a faster better unit. You might not wana play any games NOW but in the future when you do 256 of ram will matter. Just wait and buy your mouse and accessories off ebay.
     
  17. MacPossum macrumors 6502

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    As already stated, 200mhz is not a big difference. The vRAM doesn't really make that big of a difference either, it's about 10% (which has also already been stated). I optted for the 2.2ghz model as you can tell. And as the man said:
    I'd venture to say that there won't be anything a 2.4 can run that a 2.2 can't.
     
  18. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Me being the obsessive person I am would tell you to get the 2.4, as I must have the best I can. For you, I'd recommend a 2.2 as you won't be doing much intense with it.
     
  19. theocurrie macrumors newbie

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    .2ghz per core so its .4ghz increase.
     
  20. Ryan T. macrumors 6502a

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    Not really an accurate way to look at it...
     
  21. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    The processor isn't really worth considering, its all about the graphics card.

    I have the 2.4Ghz model and its lovely, but I must admit there is a big jump in price for the extra memory on the graphics card.

    What ever one you choose you will love it :D
     
  22. escalane macrumors newbie

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    Is the Logitech VX Nano working with Bluetooth actually? If not I'd say that you could use your two USB slots better for other stuff like an UMTC internet modem or an external harddisk or a USB stick or a wacom tablet or one of these shexy usb lava lamps... *shrug*
     

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