Have Unibody 2.66 C2D worth getting an I5?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by James Cole, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    Hello guys...

    I have an early MBP 17'' Unibody and was thinking of getting the I5 17''... nothing wrong with my mac at the moment just wanted to know if the upgrade was worth it.

    I do Web browsing, HD Movie viewing and a bit of photoshop....

    Let me know...

    JC
     
  2. mashinhead macrumors 68030

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    I would say no. It's faster but nit so much so that it's worth the trouble. An SSD would do you more good.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You probably would see little benefit from upgrading at this point with your computer usage.
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Then why upgrade?
    Will it be faster, yes. But if you don't need it, wait until next upgrade.
     
  5. elleana macrumors regular

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    "Worth" is all relative. If you have an unlimited budget and want the latest shiniest things, then why not?

    Back in the real world, like the person before me mentioned, an SSD would be nice.
     
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  7. peapody macrumors 68040

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    I did the upgrade from a 2.53 to a 2.53 i5. Well worth it for me because of graphics and antiglare high res screen. LOVE my machine. You probably wont notice a difference as I didn't.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    An SSD will be much better of an upgrade than a whole new computer.
     
  9. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Agreed with previous posts. None of what you listed are very CPU/GPU intensive, so very little benefit would be seen.
     
  10. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    I went from a late 2008 2.53 to an i7 and day to day there is no difference. Under stress it is easy to see the difference but we are talking seconds not minutes. Its an evolution not a revolution. I wouldn't upgrade.
     
  11. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...waste of $$ if your current machine is working fine...
     
  12. MrFlynn macrumors member

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    Apple machines have great resale...if you sold your current 17" and just paid the difference I could see wanting the newer i5/i7 chipset and the updated graphics chip for sure.
     

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