Help Choose: MBP 13" i5 vs i7 over 2008 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boywonder27, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. boywonder27 macrumors newbie

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    Need techies here.

    Ok I have a both (2008 models)

    iMAC
    3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 24"
    4GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    and

    MacBook Pro 15"
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    Question: Would a new 2011 MBP 13" 2.3 i5 be faster, or same as both or either of my iMac and MBP 15" I own now?

    Reason: I am consolidating I dont use them at same time. I need lighter smaller then 15" MBP but not lose performance. I do photo editing via PS and Lightroom, nothing hard core. I wanted to get a new MBP 13" to connect external monitor for editing, and something lighter and smaller on the road. I dont edit on the road, just small things conversions from RAW to DNG maybe. Thinking selling both 2008 machines for MBP 13" i5 and iPad2.
     
  2. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

    imaginex20

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    I have the 21.5" iMac 3.06 Ghz with 6GB ram and recently purchased i5 13" MBP that replaced my old 2008 unibody MacBook core 2 duo 2.0 Ghz.

    I don't know how well benchmarks help but my aforementioned iMac scored 4800 in xbench and my i5 MBP scored 5900.

    I think for your needs an i5 MBP with a monitor will be sufficient.
     
  3. boywonder27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great guys, thanks. I thought it might be a tad faster. Thanks knew you guys come through on the info. Ill go pick up a MBP 13" today.

    How much are a


    MacBook Pro 15"
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    and

    iMAC
    3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 24"
    4GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    Selling for used with Apple Care till Sep, 2011?
     
  4. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

    imaginex20

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    I would say the MacBook could go for 700-800. The iMac for $600. Rough guesses
     

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