Picking up a 15.4 MBP Tom. Which One?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Essjay, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Essjay macrumors regular

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    I know this topic has been covered multiple times, but then the discussion was between the 2.4 and 2.54 UMBP models. Now, with the updated "high-end" stock config I am not sure which to buy, before I was leaning towards the 2.4 because I could not justify the price increase for the relatively small speed increase I would be getting. But now I am thinking that because I am going to replace my old 17 SR MBP, I might as well go for the higher end version.

    I will use this computer for some light gaming, photo editing, word processing, HD movie playback, and just typical web browsing. From what I have read I will not see a large increase based on the processor/cache and video ram but will these combined give me a noticeable speed increase?

    I am looking to keep this computer for 2+ years.
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Not worth it. You could upgrade the RAM yourself for far less. You could throw in an SSD, too.
     
  3. NickM macrumors 6502

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    Look on eBay.
    I got my mb471ll/a for $1999 brand new.
     
  4. elppa macrumors 68040

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    You can't double the graphics memory though after sale. Or double the L2 cache. Both those are stuck for the life of the machine.
     

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