Need your advices for upgrading!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cang87, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. cang87 macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Hello everyone..

    This is my first thread in the forum!

    Now I'm using MacBook Pro 13'' 2.53 Ghz Dual Core 4GB RAM notebook. I'm now planning to buy the Retina Display 13'' as you may wonder. :) I can compare everything.. It makes sense to have it instead.

    The 8GB Ram will make difference of course. Except that, the only thing I need to be sure is the processor. In my 2009 MB Pro, I'm having 2.53 Dual Core. And in Retina, there is max. 2.9 Ghz Dual Core. Does it really make difference as performance which I can see? The thing I want to know is that the 2.53 Dual Core in 2009 and the 2.5 Dual Core in Retina are same? This having i5 and i7 are making a difference a lot?

    I hope I was able to explain what I try to learn. :)

    I'm only playing Football Manager on the MBP. Except that I'm an heavy internet user.

    Thanks to your advices from now on!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You will see a huge difference in performance going to the new machine from the 2009 you have. Don't be concerned about the difference in CPU speed. Newer Intel CPU are far faster at the same CPU speed than older ones.

    Given the type of intended usage you describe, I don't think you need to spend the extra money on the i7.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I agree. The i5 2.5GHz model will be much faster than your Core2 Duo. The graphics card in the new model is much more powerful(it has to be, the retina display has 4x as many pixels). The SSD in the rMBP is also much faster than your current HDD.

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