Should upgrade Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jemstage, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. jemstage macrumors newbie

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    dont upgrade and use 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz or upgrade it to 2.8ghz 4ghz turbo boost
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    It is hard to pick a tool when you don't know the work to be done with it.

    What is the use case? What apps are to be run?
     
  3. simonsi macrumors 601

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  4. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    I don't know what you're doing with it, but if the quad core 2.5 isn't powerful enough, the 2.8 won't be either and you should consider a desktop instead.
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I took every scrap of information provided into account :cool:
     
  6. duervo, Sep 11, 2014
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    duervo macrumors 68000

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    If you feel the need to ask, then you most likely don't "need" the upgrade. Go with the 2.5.

    I've upgraded the CPU a few times during my laptop purchases (all in fact, except for the one I have now,) and TBH, I didn't see much difference when I got my current one, and I run more CPU-related workloads than the average user.

    Go with the 2.5, and put the savings into more storage space or memory, or towards AppleCare.

    If you're still not sure, then go to the following site and compare scores for those CPU's in equivalent base systems:

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/search?utf8=✓&q=Macbook+pro
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    So you're telling people not to get the 2.5 but upgrade to the 2.8?

    I think if I'm understanding you correctly, its better to understand the needs and uses of the computer before defining which model to select.
     

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