Mac Book Pro -- Before I buy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iguess25, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. iguess25 macrumors regular

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    Is there a difference between 15in model 2.2 ghz and 2.4ghz?

    Also NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 SDRAM?

    Also 1440 x 900 pixels or
    1920 x 1200 resolution?
    probably dont need 17in sreen will use lcd.

    What one is better Glossy or antiglare?

    pros and cons?

    I dont hardore game or anything.. just music production and video editing and creative-photography.
     
  2. chex macrumors regular

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  3. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    What day is it today? Tuesday?

    hah...

    For $500 you get twice the VRAM and 200MHz. And 40GB more hard drive space I think. Not really worth it to me. UNLESS you have too much money or need the video performance.

    The 17" has the screen upgraded to higher resolution for $100 more. If you got a 17" MBP, I'd say the upgrade is a must.

    As for matte and glossy.... I hate glossy. I love my matte LCD. (I also have Costco print my 4x6 pictures in matte (or lustre I think it is) instead of glossy. I just don't like the glossy look.

    (unless it's on a shiny new Ferrari)
     
  4. chex macrumors regular

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    although a matt black a la stealth F430 with gunmetal or blac wheels would be quite awesome
     
  5. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm

    I guess you cant really tell or noticed the difference between 200mhz?
     
  6. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    It all depends on what you're going to be using it for. Are you going to be using it for hard, processor-intensive computing or are you just going to be using it for day-to-day tasks? If it's the former, then the higher-end 15" model may benefit you somewhat. If it's the latter, then you likely don't need the extra processing power or vram.

    Everything depends on what you're going to be using the laptop for.

    :apple:
     
  7. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    You probably wont really notice the 200 MHz difference, and the 128MB of VRAM will only really net you a few extra frames per second in games.

    Thats about it.

    The hard drive you can always just have upgraded at a later date.
     
  8. uMac macrumors 6502

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    The upgraded 15" MBP is a horrible upgrade (unless your playing games) all that money is going into the VRAM and it doesn't boost the specs that will effect everyone.

    Your money is better spent elsewere (external HD, or 3rdP ram) etc.
     
  9. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    If someone said they could tell, I would say they're lying.
     
  10. iguess25 thread starter macrumors regular

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