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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mktb, Nov 9, 2008.
Is it really THAT much faster?
I sometimes overload my MBP 2.4 after a few days of uptime.
its definitely not as fast as it took to get that extra money out of the wallet.
I wouldn't bother with it. if your doing 2.53, might as well do a real upgrade and go 2.8.
Dont think there really is any difference
Both are screamers.
Run about the same speed
no, it's not that much faster at all. You do get a few extra things, like 2 GB more RAM, 70 GB of HD space, and 256 VRAM. But the RAM and HD can be upgraded cheaply and easily yourself, and the VRAM isn't going to matter unless you're driving multiple large monitors. You do also get twice the L2 cache on the higher end model, but the bottom line is that you're paying 25% more money for *maybe* 10% more speed, and probably a lot less than that.
Buy Apple (AAPL) stock with the money you save and I guarantee you'll be happier by the time you're ready to buy a new computer.
No. Do the math.
But is it worth a $300 upgrade? I paid $2300 for my MacBook pro, no taxes, no shipping. If you add in cost of ram, hd, and put a value on the VRAM it seems worth the extra $300.
I think it is well worth the extra money, the extra cache on the video card and the CPU along with the speed bump will give you faster performance. You have to remember you CANNOT change the CPU or the Video card later, at least not without replacing the entire board at half the cost or more of a new MB Pro. Also you get 4GB ram and a bigger hard drive.