Should I have bought the 2.8 model?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bcl2755, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. bcl2755 macrumors newbie

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    So I just bought my first mac, I went with the new 2.53 with the educational discount. Should I have bought the 2.8 model? When I opened up my computer it had a dead pixel so I took it to the apple store and they said they would give me a new one when it came in at the end of the week. Can I returned the new one because it is unopened? I am not sure what I am going to do with the computer, I might play games I might do so illustrator and photoshop. I really want a computer that is going to last about 5 years.

    One question I do have is with the hard drive. I was planning on upgrading to a SSD but then I found out that apple had lowered the SATA speed to 1.5. Is the speed the same on the 2.8 or is it faster?
     
  2. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

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    if you have the money for it, might as well go for the 2.8. However, photoshop, illustrator, and games will run easily on a Macbook Pro. Even that is overkill.
     
  3. lAciDl macrumors member

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    save your money and buy some nice accessories.
     
  4. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Save your money, you won't notice the speed increase with the applications you're running.

    As for now, all 13" and 15" MBPs only have 1.5Gb SATA connections.
     

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