Macbook Pro 13inch tweeks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by smharm13, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. smharm13 macrumors newbie

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    So i was looking at the new updated 13inches and I was wondering if .26GHz and 70gb of hard drive space was worth the 300 bucks they put on the price.

    also would that 300 be better spent on a ssd for the lower end model and would that in turn be faster then the high end base model or no?

    thanks for your input
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    500GB - 320GB ≠70GB

    That .26 GHz is a 10% difference by the way.
     
  3. smharm13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    13 Inch

    well 320gb - 250gb is for sure 70gb since that is the standard hard drives on the 2 models...just sayin
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    That's what I did last upgrade round -- bought the low end 2.2ghz model and used the xtra $ for a Corsair P128 SSD. It gives you an amazing performance boost & almost instant-on booting. The downside is you have to learn how to manage files like Scrooge b/c of the storage limit. Still I'd do it again.
     
  5. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Ah yes... For some reason I thought the higher was 500.
     
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  7. smharm13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    so is that 10% noticeable to the average user because i wont be doing anything heavy just some light video editing for family videos and such.

    since the ssd is obviously noticable according to Chupa Chupa.

    i just dont want to spend the money on something i dont need
     
  8. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    not a chance the upgraded model is worth 25% more of purchase price

    ask yourself what are you gaining for a 25% increase in price?

    wait until the fall and get a SSD once the next generation models are released which should be cheaper and higher capacity.
     
  9. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    for day-to-day usage you'll definitely notice a self-upgrade from HDD -> SSD more so than a CPU upgrade from 2.4GHz to 2.66GHz. For around the same price I'd rather get the low-end 2.4GHz and upgrade to a SSD
     
  10. smharm13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    alright guys thanks for the advice i think im going to get the low end and upgrade the ssd
     
  11. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    Ok good luck with your new MBP! Just make sure ~128GB is enough storage for you. 128GB SSD's go for like $250-$350, way less than they were a few months back.

    Only thing is its hard going from a 320GB+ HDD where I could just download random crap and not have to worry about duplicates and boot camp no problem to a 128GB SSD where I have to clean-up and manage my downloads daily and with bootcamp...ouch 50GB or so only for Windows use.
     
  12. smharm13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the tip hellfire. this is going to be my first mac as soon as i can get the last 200 or so that i need to pay for it :)
     

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