MBP 2.66 vs. 2.93

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dfndr90, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Dfndr90 macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006
    For all those way smarter than I in these matters, I would appreciate some help.

    I am buying a new MBP to replace the old 12 incher and am curious as to how much of a speed bump I will see between these two variations:

    Stock, 2.66GHz processor and 320 GB hard drive at 5400rpm


    Upgraded 2.93GHz and 320 GB hard drive at 7200rpm

    I do a lot of photo editing using Pixelator and aperture, will I see and feel a difference between these too.

    Thanks for you help.


    The price difference is not that great, about $350.00
  2. xoggyux macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    yeat another 2.66 vs 2.93 thread...

    the difference is not that great and you are likely to feel a mild performance boost in processor intensive task (rendering etc)

    Overall the only two upgrades a MBP worth doing is 4GB ram and SSD drive (at least 128GB)
  3. Dfndr90 thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006
    Thank you for your "yet another thread" comment. You insight is lacking and if you knew anything you would already know that the model I referenced comes with 4gb stock.

    Just so you don't get your panties wound tighter than they already are, I included a screen shot of my 2.66 vs 2.93 search. Since nothing relevant showed up quickly and the first to pages of posts yielded nothing either, I decided to post my own thread.

    I guess your just one of the pissy ones and not indicative of the standard Mac Rumors user, so bite me.

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  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    wow. umm im going to try and level the mood here a bit. xoggyux you should be proud of me after the external speaker argument we had hahaha.

    i was in the same predicament as you were 5 days ago. i would recommend buying the 2.66ghz. reason being is the speed bump is not that great of a boost. as far as the 5400 v 7200 goes it is way cheaper to put your own in. overall you save about $300.
  5. xoggyux macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008

    and these are just a few.

    I made that comment about the only two things that worth upgrading in a MBP are ram and SSD as a general comment (including MB/15" MBP) which means it is relevant because those models do not include 4GB, and if the model you are thinking in buying already have 4GB then you should be smart enough to ignore a comment...
    But again excuse me, I shouldn't assumed anything about your intelligence, my bad.
  6. LeoFio macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
    New York

    Just for future reference, MRoogle works better than the in-forum search function.

    Personally I would upgrade the processor before anything else because that is the one thing you cannot upgrade later on. Memory and an SSD you can add later.

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