rMBP with 2.3GHz/8GB vs 2.6GHz/16GB? (best ratio profit)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by masterlopezz, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. masterlopezz macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I have in my country now this promotion to buy a rMBP.

    Which of the 3 options is the better considering a ratio price/profit?

    For 2000€ I can get the rMBP with 256GB SSD, 2.3GHz and with 8gb of ram.(350€ cheapest than normal)

    For 2280€ I can get the rMBP with 256GB SSD, 2.6GHz and with 16gb of ram.(400€ cheapest than normal)

    For 2680€ I can get the rMBP with 512GB SSD, 2.6GHz and with 16gb of ram.(500€ cheapest than normal)

    Is there somewhere a benchmark between this 3 options, to know the exact diference?

    I think the SSD 512GB don't worth it, because in my case I have a small HDD external USB3 with 1TB of storage.
    I'm not going to play very hard at it, maybe an call of duty or Football manager...but I will rip some HD videos, and work in softwares for engineering desing like Autocad and Robot..
    My question is the ram memory, 8GB for the next 2 years it can be close enough but in 4 years maybe not...
    The differents CPU I think they don't deserve the extra cash...?

    Another question, the performance of the rMBP in windows environment, how it is (games and software)?

    So what you think?
     
  2. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    just get the 2.3 and 16gb of ram if thats an option.
     
  3. masterlopezz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's not very good that option.

    For 2250€ I can get the rMBP with 256GB SSD, 2.3GHz and with 16gb of ram.(300€ cheapest than normal)

    For more 30€ can get a better CPU...
     
  4. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    then spend the extra 30€ if thats all it is. benchmarks are all over the internet. but in general, i'd rather have double the ram than a slight cpu increase.
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I agree with Stevelam 100%.

    Id much rather have double the RAM than 100MHz faster CPU which is redundant imo.
     
  6. masterlopezz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I think I would get this option:

    For 2280€ I can get the rMBP with 256GB SSD, 2.6GHz and with 16gb of ram.(400€ cheapest than normal)
     
  7. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I concur !!
     
  8. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I mean 300MHz, my reading comprehension lately has been nothing less of stellar.
     

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