is the 2.5 any noticeable better than the 2.2?

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  1. Potatochobit, Oct 29, 2015
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    Potatochobit macrumors regular

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    the price difference is over 500$.
    the 2.2 benchmark is 3000?
    and the 2.5 is only 3200?

    is there anything else I am overlooking that would make the higher end model better?
    I mostly want to do adobe work.

    well, the 2.2 is only available with iris pro graphics?
    I'm not sure how bad that is
    other intel onboard graphics have been horrid.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    $500 gets you a faster CPU, a discrete GPU and additional storage.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Since you never bothered to tell us what you actually use a computer for, nobody can answer.
     
  4. Potatochobit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I mostly want to do adobe work. ;)
    after searching some more, these things sell used on ebay for 1600$ that's not bad
    and there was even a new special yesterday for the same price but I missed it
     
  5. Lexdexia macrumors regular

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    I have the 2.5 GHz model with AMD R9 M370X. It works great for all the Adobe apps I use.

    A dedicated graphics card is undoubtedly superior than Intel's pathetic integrated graphics.

    But I don't recommend buying any current MacBook Pros unless you absolutely NEED one right away. Hold off on buying these MBPs with outdated internals. Get the new MBP for your needs when they update it in 2016 with brand new Skylake processors and faster, newer graphics - instead of this rebranded 2 to 3 years old AMD GPU.

    You can thank me later.
     

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