does this sound powerful?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by abond2014, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. abond2014 macrumors member

    abond2014

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    hey guys i am getting a new computer and i think i want this configuration:

    2.3ghz quard core i7
    4gb memory
    500gb @ 7200rpm
    highres anti glare

    let me know what you guys think?

    is this a great computer? do you guys have any other suggestions on what sounds like a better setup:D
     
  2. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    2.2ghz i7
    8GB RAM
    512GB SSD
    Antiglare Display
    ;)
     
  3. abond2014 thread starter macrumors member

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    let me borrow 1,000 of of you for the ssd
     
  4. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    I got myself a frick'in super computer!

    80386 @ 16 MHz
    64k Ram
    20MB Hard Drive
    640 X 320 Pixles Monochrome Display
     
  5. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Is the 2.3 the upgrade CPU that's a few hundred more? IMO you're much better off going with the 2.2 and a SSD, as the 2.3 will show very little difference from the 2.2, but a SSD will be night and day.
     
  6. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    I disagree. 2.3 instead of 2.2 because you can always put a ssd in later.
     
  7. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what I thought too until I read this:

    2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor

    Has 8MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.40GHz.

    vs.

    2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor

    Has 6MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.30GHz.
     
  8. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    Actually Apple's SSD offerings are the best you can find right now. It's actually cheaper to buy from them than from any other sellers. I don't think that 100mhz boost can justify the markup of $235 especially with the new faster i7 sandy bridges coming out in september.
     
  9. abond2014 thread starter macrumors member

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    so what are you guys suggesting? i get the 2.2
    and a ssd
     
  10. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    It's the 8MB L3 cache that the 2.3GHz has, that your paying for.

    But yes I agree with you, I AM waiting for the update in September :)
     
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Okay, slow down here, first and foremost, what do you use your computer for? Numbers are all great and everything, but they only tell half the story. It's all about using the right tool for the job. The configuration you mention is plenty capable, except maybe the processor upgrade which is a lot of money for very little gain.

    So yeah, what's the computer going to be used for?
     
  12. abond2014 thread starter macrumors member

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    video editing school photot shop web design some pretty intensive tasks. lots of multitasking and more stuff

    what are you suggesting 2.2 or 2.3 with what hard drive
     

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