Does 2.1 and 2.4 GHZ make a Difference

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by benjy1416, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. benjy1416 macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    Hello :)I am about to purchase a mac in a week (after the announcement of the back to school deal) and i am wondering which model of the 2 macbooks i should get. I can upgrade the ram seperatly and it would cost less then getting it through apple, so does the difference in 2.1 and a 2.4 processor make a difference? The only major program I am wanting to run is photoshop Cs3. Will it run fine with a 2.1 ghz processor? And just for the fun of it, whats the difference in a superdrive or no superdrive? Thank You. PS. this will be my first mac :D
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You won't see much of a difference between the 2.1 and the 2.4; 2.1 will run PS just as well; just get 2GB or more RAM; the difference between the SuperDrive and ComboDrive is the former burner DVDs and CDs, while the latter only reads DVDs, but burns CDs; it's really your choice, but hopefully Apple with phase out the ComboDrive; you may not burn DVDs all the time, but it's nice to have.
  3. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
    It'll make some difference, but you probably won't notice it unless you were to put the two side by side and benchmark (and even then, it wouldn't be a huge difference). Like the previous poster said, load up on RAM; it'll give you a bigger performance boost than the slightly faster processor.
  4. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    As others have noted, additional RAM will make a bigger difference then a slight MHz bump. In terms of the price difference between the 2.1GHz and 2.4GHz white MacBooks, you can spend $100 on 4GB of RAM which will have a much more positive impact on performance and pocket the other $100.
  5. krye macrumors 68000


    Aug 21, 2007

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