Any difference between the two?

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  1. lgtw macrumors member

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    Is there any reason or significant change between getting the 2.4 GHZ 13" Macbook Pro or the 2.66 GHZ 15" besides screen size and speed?
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    - Heavier
    - Extra line-in audio input on the 15"
    - Shorter battery life on the 15"
    - Better speakers on the 15"
     
  4. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    13" lacks high resolution and anti glare display options
    the 13" does not have switchable graphics
    the 13" uses an older generation processor which is generally about 30% slower

    Just curious, why compare the base 13" to the top of the line 15"?
     
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    What 2.66GHz 15" are you talking about? The new i7 or old C2D from refrub store? 15" obviously has better CPU and GPU but unless you tell us what 15" are you looking for, it's hard to say
     
  6. lgtw thread starter macrumors member

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    Well my sister was thinking about getting the faster one for college, she was thinking if she should wait between 13" and 15". Should she wait or get the lower one?
     
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    Non refurb. New one. 13" or 15"? Post that I did from above explains it.
     
  8. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    clearly it does not.

    Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz and Core i5 2.4GHz are not the same processor, nor is the Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz and Core i5 2.66GHz are not the same processor.

    You are asking about two computers on the very opposite ends of the spectrum. The 2.4 Core2Duo is the slowest CPU, and the 2.66 Core i7 is the fastest.
    The 2.4 Core i5 is roughly 25-30% faster than the 2.4 Core2Duo and the 2.66GHz Core i7 is about 10% faster than the 2.4GHz Core i5.

    When there are so many computers in between and the price difference is huge? How can these be your options?
    You could buy two base 13" MBPs for the price of the i7 15".
    Then in between the base 13" and i7 15", Apple sells the Core i5 15"s. Why would you only consider the extremes of the computers?
     
  9. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    So basically "your sister" is going to buy the 13" or has to wait if "she" wants the 15" top of the line?

    Could "your sister" afford the 15" i5 2.4GHz that costs $1799 before student discount and back to school promotion?
     
  10. lgtw thread starter macrumors member

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    She doesn't want to really wait. She just wants a Macbook Pro with the protection plan and everything.
     
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    Oops, I guess the only part I saw was about refurb or not. He posted in one of my posts before about refurbs. Your post above's answer to that is because we're just normal people looking for a fast computer for a cheap price, only looking at the manufacturer of the processor and it's speed. We have no idea what all of the other stuff is that you explained. That's why I came to this forum and made this thread. To get help from people who know a thing or two.
     
  12. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    You still never answered whether you would consider the 15" i5 2.4GHz? It is as I said about 25-30% faster than the 2.4GHz in the 13" and about $400 cheaper than 15" i7 2.66GHz.
     
  13. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    OK what is "your sister's" budget? and is "she" a student?

    If she does not want to wait, I as well as many others on here have the mathematical knowledge to answer this very quickly, based on not only apple.com/apple stores offerings but other stores as well.
     

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