MacBook Pro 2.26 or MacBook 2.4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by foulmouthedleon, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. foulmouthedleon macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2008
    Annapolis, MD
    I'm looking at either of these for my second computer (something to take around with me so I can keep my PC hooked up at home). I'm thinking I'll just go for a refurb from

    They have both of these and they're both the same price. I'm kind of torn as to which one to get?

    The MacBook has a bit faster processor (2.4 vs. 2.26), but I do like that the MacBook Pro has the SD slot, which I use in my PC all the time.

    Aside from that, they appear to be pretty evenly matched.

    Unless I'm missing something.

  2. Trexznl macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2009
    The Netherlands
    The MBP 2.26 has got a better screen, FireWire and a built in (non removable) longer lasting (both cycle and time wise) battery in addition to the mentioned SD card slot.

    I'd go for the 2.26, You won't really notice the 0.14 difference.

    Have you looked at the ram by the way? If they are both base specced, the 2.26 should have 2GB and the 2.4 should have 4GB? I'd still get the 2.26 anyway, and upgrade the ram yourself.
  3. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2009
    Yes, the better battery, screen and the SD card slot are big pluses, so the 2.26 would be a better option.
  4. brendu macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2009
    i saw the same thing and went with the 2.26 mbp... the battery is what sold it for me...
  5. Lukeyboy01 macrumors regular


    May 15, 2009
    Birmingham, UK
  6. aazizkhalid macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2010
    I have just bought the 2.26 macbook pro. Having owned the 2.4ghz white macbook, I can definatly tell you the the 0.14 DOES make a difference... the 2.4ghz was much smoother and quicker than the new one... However, if you can live with some slow down, the screen/battery etc are better!

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