Is there a big drop off between Core i5 2.4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andyACEcandy, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. andyACEcandy, Dec 14, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2013

    andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
    I notice the price difference between the Late 2013 Retina 2.4 GHz and 2.6 GHz being $300...

    One is the 256gb PCIe storage and the other is 500gb...

    I'm not concerned with HD space at all, so my question is really in regards to the 2.4 vs 2.6 i5 processors... is there a noticeable difference?

    For what it's worth, I really only use my laptop for surfing web, chatting, streaming videos, occasionally downloading music/videos... nothing too heavy. That being said, I do prefer to have the 8gb ram.

  2. ducatiti macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2011
    In your case, $300 is not worth of an upgrade. If it was $200 like the difference between the entry and mid level, I would be all over one.

    This is why I chose the mid level model which is I think is the Best Bang for the Buck for any rMBP's considering I got one for $1249.
  3. Qaanol macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    You want the 2.4 / 8 / 256 model.

    You would never notice a difference between the 2.4 and 2.6 processors. Heck, I would never notice that difference, and my workflow is a lot heavier than yours.

    Seriously, unless you are earning money based on how fast your Mac runs, there is no reason to upgrade the processor. Take that $300 dollars and use it for something fun, or just save it.
  4. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008

    Yeah I thought so. Now if only I could tell which manufacturer the screen was (LG vs Samsung) on these Late 2013 rMBPs...

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