MBP 13'' - 2.26Ghz x 2.53Ghz

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  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    I am planning to buy a MBP 13''.

    Justify to pay $300 more to get 2.53Ghz model?

    Thanks.
     
  2. specops macrumors regular

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    i'm getting the 2.5 ghz on thursday, Normal tasks you probably wont notice a difference but video/photo editing there is about 9% increase in performance/ time you will have to wait for it to finish encoding something.

    BUT i plan on gaming with mine some so i think the extra CPU power will be very handy for gaming so i hope that helps you decide. Also think about future proofing your investment, in the future you might wish you had the extra power for newer applications/software.
     
  3. klee1987 macrumors regular

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    The 2.26 is fast enough for most games; the bottleneck here is the 9400m.

    The difference in cpu speed may only mean 1-2fps higher in certain games
     
  4. vant macrumors 65816

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    Save the $300 for an SSD+4gb ram.

    (Intel X25-M $229 + Some random 4gb ram $70)
     
  5. klee1987 macrumors regular

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    Or get a 500GB drive for less than $100 and keep the rest of the cash for accessories like sleeves, hardcovers....whatever you see fit
     
  6. klee1987 macrumors regular

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    Or get a 500GB drive for less than $100 and keep the rest of the cash for accessories like sleeves, hardcovers....whatever you see fit

    and of course the ram
     
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  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    It would help to know what you are doing. But we have covered this numerous times.
     
  9. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, thegoldenmackid!

    I read a lot of threads and my conclusion is: buy 2.26Ghz and upgrade RAM and HD or SSD.

    I also read Scorpion Blue is a good model of HD. It costs about $95.

    And about SSD? What is a good model? What is the average price?

    Thanks!
     
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    iThink we might have done this once before. SSD depends on what size you want.
     
  11. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    256GB is the size that is closest. It's going to run you $600-$700.
     
  13. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, so expensive!
    Maybe it is better to buy a HD 500GB for $95!
    :)
     
  14. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    actually I think there is a 240GB SSD. But like mackid said, its gonna run you around $650 or so.
     
  15. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why someone buy 240GB SSD for $650 instead of a HD 500GB for $95?
    Just speed?
     
  16. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Yes, if you are doing rendering work or other graphics work it can be justified. However, for most users it's not necessary and most users just realize a startup time speed increase.
     
  17. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where I can buy WD Scorpion Blue online?
    Is it the best model for upgrade MBP 13''?

    Thanks.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  20. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    Lots of complaints about noise with this model here, do a search!
     
  21. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And what would be a good model? Another suggestion?
     
  22. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    Hitachi and Fujitsu are used by Apple in 09 MBP's. I haven't seen any complaints about either.

    There's many of references to noisy WD Scorpio Blues and Seagate 7200.4's.

    I installed a WD Scorpio Blue 500 gb into my '09 MBP but ended up removing it due to noise. I'm back to the very quiet Fujitsu 320.

    Here's a couple of links..

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=762210
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=761749
     

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