Price question (old vs new i5)

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

  1. marklcfc macrumors newbie

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    on amazon the 15" macbook pro 2.53ghz 250gb is £1,216 but the new one is more expensive by more than £400! Is it that much better? I've been waiting for the updates for months but I'm not paying out that much more - simply can;t afford that.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Probably not. You don't provide a lot of helpful information (what you use your machine for, which model you were looking at), so nobody can say for sure.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The new one has dedicated GPU (a lot better) and up to 30% faster CPU

    Not worth it unless you need the faster one
     
  4. marklcfc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I record music so would I be best off just going for the previous version?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes. You would benefit from the faster CPU but for 400£, it's not worth it
     

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