Noticable difference between the 2.4 Ghz and 2.66 GHz for 13 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gameaholic, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Gameaholic macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2010
    Is there a noticable difference between the 2.4 Ghz and 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo processor for the 13.3 Macbook Pro in terms of task such as surfing the web, watching HD movies, watching videos on Internet, and other everyday tasks? Is it worth the extra money to buy the 2.66 GHz processor? Has there been any benchmark tests?*
  2. agr5 macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
    I really have no idea, but I'm willing to bet that there isn't a $300 difference :)
  3. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
  4. mcmlxix macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2009
    I have the same question but...

    ...for slightly more processor using apps than the original poster.

    Yes, I need the smaller form factor. The most intensive apps I’ll likely use are Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Streamclip, and Handbrake…and maybe some games if Steam makes my wishes come true.

    I called the Apple Store, and she said that I won’t see much difference between the 2.4 and 2.66 unless I’m using the Pro apps…in which case she recommended I go with an iCore in the 15” or 17” anyway.

    Your thoughts or experience.

    Edit: She did say that I *might* see difference when writing large files (like video) to the drive.
  5. Gomff macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009
    It's such a tiny difference, I'd say you won't notice it at all.

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