SSD or 2.3Ghz

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yourdensity, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. yourdensity macrumors newbie

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    Ok fellas,

    Im going to be picking up a new MBP 15" this weekend

    I am a designer who uses the whole adobe suite ( heavily and at the same time) and rendering programs (modo and other ray tracers) and move around ALOT with my computer ( in a bag everyday)

    I dont care about gaming at all

    SO... should I go with the 2.3GHz with the 500GB hard drive or the 2.2 with the 256GB SSD?

    what will be the real world differences I will see?.... Will I miss that 2.3 and $250 if I go with the SSD?
     
  2. keithano macrumors member

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    According to cpubenchmarks.com, the difference is minimal, or cannot justify the price for upgrade. I am a photographer who heavily use lightroom and photoshop, you should be getting a much higher performance upgrade with the SSD option.
     
  3. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    If you're wanting real world differences, go SSD. Money well spent compared to the .1GHz you won't even notice.
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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  5. yourdensity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It weird I am confused as to why this was even made an option if it is such a weak performance upgrade...even the 8MB cashe would not be a seller ( I have no clue what that means haha)
     
  6. WytRaven macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely the SSD if your choice is SSD vs negligible processor speed difference. For most people the perceived performance difference between HDD > SSD will be like night and day. The perceived performance difference between 2.3GHz and 2.2GHz processor will be nil.
     
  7. Jaimi macrumors regular

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    Your choice - 5% gain, or 500% gain in speed.

    The only real question you should ask is - will you miss the extra space? If not, this is a no-brainer.
     
  8. yourdensity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I will miss the space...but thats what external drives are for right? Just need to store my junk and pron off site
     

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