Upgrade from a 2.66ghz 13" MBP to the i7 15" MBP for $500 more?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clickart, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. clickart macrumors member

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    Do you think it is worth to trade my 13" MBP 2.66 ghz plus $500 for a 15" MBP i7 with high resolution screen and 7200rpm HD? Would I notice a difference in everyday usage such as surfing the internet, email, and watch flash video online? You think it is a too good of a deal to pass up?
     
  2. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    your wont notice a diffrent unless your doing like video editing and other heavy duty stuff, if anything get a 15" with i5
     
  3. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    If you played computer games, then the answer would be yes, as the 330M GPU is far better than whatever you have at the moment. Otherwise, the answer is no.

    If you did CPU intensive tasks like scientific computing or video editing, then I'd suggest you wait until you can get a quad core CPU, but you don't.

    For internet, and assumedly some word processing and other light tasks, wait for the next revision of MBPs, and get a baseline dual core with a small SSD. The SSD upgrade will affect your computer experience much more than a slightly faster CPU.

    If you want the 13" or move to the 15", or high resolution is up to you.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Nope, you will notice absolutely no difference with your use.
     

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