Purchase Decision

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thecheda, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. thecheda macrumors 6502

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    I currently have a Macbook Pro (15 inch 2.2 GHz Core Duo, with only 2 GB 667 DDR2 Ram). I believe it is the Santa Rosa LED version.

    I am currently looking at the new Macbook Pro 15inch i5 (cheapest 15 inch version).

    Should I just upgrade my computer with ram, hd, etc? Is there a real performance gain in obtaining the new i5 over just updating the ram?

    I am a computer programmer, I manipulate and browse images moderately, and I lightly game.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You'll be fine with the stock configuration, sans hard drive space.
     
  3. thecheda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Stock configuration, as in the computer I currently own?

    How much do you think I can sell my current Santa Rosa for?
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I completely misread this... my bad.

    Mac2Sell for all pricing.

    There is going to be a jump, it's hard to say without benchmarking, but getting a new one is probably going to be the better investment.
     
  5. thecheda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    Hopefully I can get much more then half of what I paid for my current MBP.
     

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