Mbp 2.53 vs 2.66

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  1. Babba macrumors member

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    someone i know had bring 2 mbp from US. 2.53 and 2.66. He is selling 2.53 for 2450$ and 2.66 is 2600$

    its verry good deal here in my country cause you can buy a mbp 2.4 from an apple shop close to 3000$ Turkey sux. :p

    Well which one is better? the difference is only cpu?...
    thank you
     
  2. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    yes difference is only cpu... electronics king the username on ebay sells it for 2175 shipped anywhere i think.. but u would have to wait u might save a couple hundred if possible.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    we have no idea what your financial situation is, no idea what your computer needs are, no idea on a lot of things

    surely you can justify for yourself if you want the faster one or not:confused:
     
  4. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    I don't think (I know) you won't notice a difference between the 2.53 and 2.66. The question is, will you regret the 2.53 if you get it knowing you had a chance for the 2.66. Its only 150 difference in price, go with the 2.66
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    The difference is CPU. I'd get the 2.53 Ghz because 0.13 Ghz of power is very minuscule.
     
  6. Babba thread starter macrumors member

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    I use some 3d applications so i need cpu power but there isnt any difference between 2.53 and 2.66 right :p only .130 mhz :p Or else ? :p thats what i was asking about.
    I meanly use photoshop, cinema4d and after effects.
     
  7. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I say go for the 2.66GHz model just for the fact that it was manufactured more recently. The amount of graphics-related issues that occurred with the previous non-unibody models is disturbing, and hopefully not a trend. If there are to be any more problems of that kind, or any other, hopefully they would have been worked out by the release of the speed-bumped model.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Hey Bill Gates, how's it going? LOL

    His [OP] options are both unibody models. And only the 17" unibody had widespread graphics issues.
     
  9. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    Get the 2.53 and save the difference for a faster HD or a SSD. Then you will truly see the difference.
     
  10. genmic macrumors regular

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    I would have been one of the ones to say go for the 2.53, as I've had both a 2.53 and 2.66 and there is really no difference in build quality, and of course speed.

    BUT, there has recently been some controversy over the amount of RAM each model can take. The 2.66Ghz can take 8GB which is definitely going to be useful if you plan on keeping the machine for a while and do any kind of intensive work.

    See this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=675191

    If the 6GB RAM limit doesn't bother you, than go ahead and get the 2.53 and definitely save the money.
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I know this, but it remains to be seen if one or the other will have better longevity. I just am not one to trust first revision products so easily after Apple's recent issues. It's not that I think that the 2.66GHz model has better build quality, it's that I think that as Apple has been producing the unibody models, the same as with their previous models, they may have been bumping the revision of certain parts within the computer, which may prove important down the road. To me it doesn't matter that only the 17" model has been experiencing widespread issues, just because of Apple's issues in the past.
     
  12. spinnerlys Guest

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    If you work with 3D software you might consider the 2.66 GHz model, as it seems it is the only of the two you mentioned, that can support 8GB RAM. It is stated on the Apple page for the 2.66 GHz model, but not for the 2.53 GHz one.

    I hope I'm wrong as I myself have a 2.53 GHz MBP, and would like to upgrade it to 8GB, but my research including this forum has led nowhere til now.

    So, if you can spend the extra 150 $, need much more RAM in the foreseeable future, then go with the "faster" model.
     
  13. Pika macrumors 68000

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    The Unibody MacBook Pro 15" 2.53GHz support up to 6GB of RAM.
    The Unibody MacBook Pro 15" 2.66GHz support up to 8GB of RAM.
     

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