MBPR with 2.6 or 2.7 Ghz processor

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  1. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    Is it really worth paying a difference between the 2 propositions ? I mean, is it really noticeable a difference between a 2.6 and a 2.7 processor ?
     
  2. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

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    i can't see it myself, 100mhz never made or broke anything.

    In theory you could clock it to 2.7ghz yourself. it won't make any difference imo.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Most users will never see any difference between the two.
     
  4. davidgnomo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They someone tell me why Apple gives the possibility to upgrade from 2.6 to 2.7 ? It's stealing money or what ? It's a way to give you indecision and let you think "if I don't get it now, I won't be able anymore" even if it's not necessary at all ... :mad::mad::mad:
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Hey, Apple is in the business of making money. It's up to the consumer to decide what best meets their needs and not pay for something they don't need. It's called the "free enterprise system".
     
  6. davidgnomo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I call it stealing from people ...
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's not stealing if you voluntarily order the product and give them your money. No one is forcing you to buy more than you need.
     
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Some people need ever last percentage point of power out of their mobile computer. Most people don't.
     
  9. davidgnomo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You are definitely right, stealing is not the right term ... I should have said "take advantage of"

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    I can understand that : what I don't get is if it's a measurable difference ...
     
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    Alright, so giving users option to upgrade is stealing customers' money, and not doing so is Apple becoming a control freak.

    Oh well. :rolleyes:
     
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    The adage goes: "If you need to ask, you don't need it!"

    People who need it know who they are. If money is no object why ask us common folk?

    I think you'll be fine with the 2.6GHz CPU.
     
  12. davidgnomo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Giving users an option to upgrade is not stealing money ... calling upgrade a switch from 2.6 to 2.7 definitely yes !!! Hell yes !!!
     
  13. d00d macrumors regular

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    I hope an imprint wasn't left where Apple put that gun to your head.
     
  14. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    Are they forcing you to upgrade? No. Speed you'll lose for not upgrading? Infinitesimal.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Intel charges quite a bit between the mainstream 2.6GHz processor and the "ultimate" 2.7GHz version. It helps to research this first before blaming Apple.

    That said, based on your reactions, the upgrade isn't for you ;)
     
  16. davidgnomo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol
     
  17. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    How is it "taking advantage of"? You're expected to do your own research and make the right choices yourself when purchasing anything, be it a refrigerator or a laptop.

    This is what they say about the processors:

    They are giving you the choice of speed. They don't say 'if you don't get the 2.7GHz processor your computer will run like crap'. Nor are they claiming that there is a major improvement in speeds.

    Sure it's measurable. You'll get a few more points in benchmarks. The 2 extra MB of cache might make a minor difference in some tasks.

    No, just read their blurb. They're not calling it an upgrade or anything- they're just giving you the choice of speed. If you don't want it, don't take it.
     
  18. joecool99 Suspended

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    2.7GHz has 8MB L3 cache compared to 6MB on 2.6GHz

    it helps a bit when working and encoding video - by few % faster at most in that specific task only.
     
  19. jeblis macrumors regular

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    Intel has $190 markup

    If you look here the differences are 100 Mhz, 6 vs 8 mb of L3 cache,
    and a price from Intel of $568 vs $378. So Apple's markup is $60 over the retail/published OEM price. (I'm sure Apple gets a better price from Intel)
     
  20. theSeb macrumors 604

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    It is a measurable difference. You can measure it with a benchmarking tool like geekbench. If you use the computer for things like encoding video or other CPU intensive tasks, then you'll also see the difference.
     

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