New MacBook Pro - SSD option for increased battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by m021478, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. m021478 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have any idea how much more battery life could be expected out of the new Macbook Pro if you opt for the internal 512GB SSD hard drive, as opposed to the 500GB 720RPM hard drive...

    Thoughts?
     
  2. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    i wouldn't buy a SSD based on its effects on battery life. all real life tests i've seen have showed very slim differences. a lot of manufacturers advertise the battery savings as a buying feature, but it really doesn't save much.
     
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    ^^^
    Agree with the above post. Getting a laptop with and without an SSD is pretty much akin to selecting between 2 different machines, since SSD provides such a performance kick. So you should really look at SSD from that perspective, rather than its (non) impact on battery life.
     
  4. m021478 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In regards to the impact on performance, what sort of differences do you think I would see when comparing the two following configurations:
    The price difference between these two configurations is $1,250... Is it worth it?

    I don't do much video rendering with Final Cut, though I do regularly use Photoshop and Lightroom for handling my 21 MegaPixel Canon 5D MKII RAW images, and I do use things like Handbrake pretty regularly for converting videos...

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
     
  5. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    I would not get the 512GB SSD, myself. I did order the 250, but past that, if I really need space, I'll use external drives that I only plug in when I need 'em.
     
  6. rwdebes macrumors 6502

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    are you serious ? paying 1250U$ for a 500gb hardrive ? get a macbook pro 13" for that price.. SSD at this level are not meant to buy just to look the price and laugh.. the computer costs 2500U$ the hardrive 1250U$ ... no way. even if the battery last 20 hours.

    i think would be something like getting a Ferrari for 300.000U$ and paying 150.000U$ for a nice wheel..
     

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