MBP 2.4 v 2.5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stella, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Stella macrumors 604

    Stella

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    I'm wondering about people's opinions:

    I want to get a MBP, either the low end or mid range. I won't be doing anything GPU intensive, mainly programming.

    Given the price difference is $500 between the two machines, I'm thinking paying the extra for GPU memory for the mid range is very expensive. The extra 100Mhz isn't going to make a lot of difference - 2.4 v 2.5Ghz.

    The extra hard disc capacity is nice - and thats just $50 extra.

    I'm hoping this machine will last at least 3 years.

    So, I'm thinking of going with the low end and the 250Meg hard disc.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Based on what you say your needs are, that's exactly what you should get. You don't need the faster one.
     
  3. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    I concur. I also think that getting the 7200 rpm 200GB for $100 is definitely worth it. That's what I did.
     
  4. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    For your daughter finally?

    Want to adopt another child?
     
  5. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    Yes, finally. She is very very (so soooo) happy :)

    LOL -- no, I can't adopt any more kids. I'm gonna be a poor man for at least the next 6 years (my other daughter is 16).
     
  6. redundantsilent macrumors newbie

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    2.4 v 2.5

    I'm also getting a macbook pro. How big of a difference is the .1 Ghz and the extra 256 MB of GDDR3 memory? I am going to be editing some video on it, but I dont think that these little upgrades will make that big of a difference for $500.
     
  7. chrisbeebops macrumors regular

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    The 2.5GHz Penryn processor has 6MB L2 Cache, but the 2.4GHz only has 3MB L2 Cache. I'm not sure what that actually translates to in real-world performance.

    Either way, if you are just doing programming, you aren't going to notice much of a difference. An imperceptible difference in compile times, if even that.
     

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