New to Macs please help choose

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jimcarterm, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Jimcarterm macrumors newbie

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    I am new to macs. I am going for a 15" inch unibody mac book pro. There are three configurations available to buy from apple store http://store.apple.com/ie/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro?mco=NzcwNjc3MA
    Is there a significant speed boost between the three?
    Thank you
    :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
    "NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 256MB" vs "NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB" is there a significant speed boost between the two?
     
  2. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    will you be doing a lot of gaming? macworld tested all three and found, w.r.t. to the graphics:

    you can see the benchmarks here:
    http://www.macworld.com/article/141185/2009/06/15inch_macbook_pro.html
     
  3. Jimcarterm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nice one. The article is a bit outdated, i.e. they didn't run Snow Leopard in testing. But I'm guessing The middle version is 10% slower the third and the tird is twice as fast at the first. I am only saying based on the quote you said. I'm in no way a pro in this kind of things. I probably gonna wait 2-3 month before apple integrates Snow Leopard on new macs, and fix stuff on it, to save me some problems + 10.6 update will come out to fix some stuff on the Snowy.
     

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