MBP 100 mhz for $250/ £120!?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Babaknt, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Babaknt macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2008
    As the days feel like weeks I'm waiting eagerly for the new MacBook Pro. Recently I've found myself reading through these forums with you lads and I has been very educational as I'll soon be a ex-windowser (first platform change since amiga!!).

    My question is a simple one: Why is Apple (or maybe intel) charging $250/ £120 for an extra 100 mhz boost?

    It is understandable that Intel desktop processors cost less per 100 mhz but can the difference be that much? Is there also a noticable teamperature difference between the 2.5 and 2.6 ghz versions?
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    nope, i doubt theres a difference
    the general consensus is that its not worth it for $250/£160 (the official UK price from Apple UK)

    Apple regularly update their product lines, with the next MacBook Pro update due in about 3 months
  3. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Even more funny is that they are charging 800$ for every 200 MHz increase in Mac Pro...
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    No temperature difference. The T9500 is the top of the line of the mainstream processors right before the X9000 which is the extreme edition unlock processor. This big difference is charged by Intel anyways, not Apple. Go check out the price between a Q9550 and a QX9650 (It's $500 for 166MHz)

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