MBP 2.4 GHZ or 2.66 GHZ

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  1. deathcab4xtina macrumors regular

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    Which should I get? Id really love the bigger hard drive. I will be using creative suite in the near future.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Depends if you're talking about the 13" or 15". If it's the 13", go 2.4 or wait for the refresh in a couple months. I'd probably go 2.4 for the 15" too, actually. If you want a bigger HD, I'd just buy one and install it, or if you don't feel comfortable with that, custom order it with a bigger drive from apple
     
  3. deathcab4xtina thread starter macrumors regular

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    I cant order from apple due to the fact that no one is ever home to receive the shipment, and since my only computer died I need something now, If I bought the 13 inch 2.4ghz could I take it somewhere to have the HD upgraded and what would something like that cost? I am worried that 250gb might not be enough.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You may be able to have it upgraded, but it's really pretty easy to do yourself. You just need a couple of screwdrivers and a little patience
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I always advice go with the fastest CPU whenever possible. You might need the extra MHz right now, but later on, you may and the CPU is not a user replaceable or upgradable part.
     
  6. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Googling your query should give you some benchmarks between the two done on Adobe software, mostly photoshop.

    I would definitely not get the 2.66 just for the HDD upgrade. The HDD is user replaceable and the Apple doesn't charge you HDD(new) minus HDD(old) for an upgrade, what they charge you is generally more than the price of the new HDD outright.
     
  7. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Save some money by getting the 2.44Ghz and upgrading the HD later on yourself. Unless you require every ounce of processing power, you should find that the difference between those two clock speeds are negligible. You probably will find a faster increase by sticking a SSD in there with the money you saved. But if money is not a factor then go for the faster speed.
     
  8. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    Totally agree, the SSD will make more difference to the system on the whole than the speed-bump from the cpu which will ONLY benefit some power hungry software, and even then it`s not much faster.
    If you can afford it, then by all means get it but it`s probably not the best value for money option.
     

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