Pricing dilemma for the new 2.5GHz MacBook pro vs. 2.3GHz

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chitro, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. chitro macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    My cousin is a student who works mostly on graphics design and photo editing. Considering 15" MacBook pro with retina display with the NVIDIA graphics card. So here is the dilemma

    The best price we can get on the new 2.5GHz model (MGXC2LL/A) after the education discount is $2460 and a $100 gift card. But for the 2.3GHz model (ME294LL/A) is $2229 (no tax for us) on amazon and $2249 in most other places (B&H, Adorama, MacMall, etc also no tax)...

    Everything else seems to be identical except the extra processor speed. So, is the extra 200MHz processor speed worth the additional $130?? Should we go for the new 2.5GHz model or the 2.3GHz model?? Are there any other difference we are missing??
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  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Go for the 2.3GHz model. The performance difference is almost nonexistent.

    You can compare the performance here:

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