MBP 2.53 or MBP 2.4 + 500GB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rewes, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Rewes macrumors member

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    Ok, time for final decision. I can't make up my mind which one of these two should I get.

    A) MBP 2.53, 4gb, 512vram, 320gb@7200rpm
    or
    B) MBP 2.4, 4gb, 256vram, 500gb@7200rpm

    I would upgrade the option B myself. After the upgrade the option B would still be around 215€ ($300) cheaper than the option A. If I would go with the option B would I be loosing out in performance? I think the processors are pretty similar, what makes me think is the extra vram in the option A. Is that usable for anything else than gaming? I have a PS3 for gaming so that wouldn't be an issue. I'm gonna keep this machine for at least 3 years so I don't want to buy anyting that I would later on regret.

    Thank you!:D

    EDIT: I just found this thread. Explaines the vram difference very well: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=581139
     
  2. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    The difference in processor speed is negligible at best... I'd personally pocket the extra cash and get the 2.4.
     
  3. Rewes thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks! That's what I think I will do then. I guess the 256mb difference in vram is't going to affect me that much, as I'm not going to play any games on it.
     
  4. svndmvn Guest

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    May I suggest upgrading the HD yourself? You'd have a spare HD to use in a case, and still probably spend less.
     
  5. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, you will be fine with the 2.4 and IMO the bigger hdd is more important.

    ChrisN
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Definately B)

    you wont notice the speed difference and the bigger hard drive is so much more useful.
     
  7. Rewes thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you all so much! I will order the option B, my first Intel Mac, right after the Philnote.:D
     

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