the new 2.5GHz with education discount or the 2.3GHz with retail sale?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chitro, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. chitro macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    My cousin is a student who works mostly on graphics design and photo editing. Considering 15" MacBook pro with retina display with the NVIDIA graphics card. So here is the dilemma

    The best price we can get on the new 2.5GHz model (MGXC2LL/A) after the education discount with tax is $2460 and a $100 gift card. But for the 2.3GHz model (ME294LL/A) is $2229 (no tax for us) on amazon and $2249 in most other places (B&H, Adorama, MacMall, etc also no tax)...

    Everything else seems to be identical except the extra processor speed. So, is the extra 200MHz processor speed worth the additional $130?? Should we go for the new 2.5GHz model or the 2.3GHz model??

  2. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    You will never notice a 10% speed difference. Buy the slower model.
  3. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2014

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