Upgrading from 2.2ghz (FA895LL/A) to 2.6 (FB985LL/A) 2.6ghz worth upgrading?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cdembek, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. cdembek macrumors regular

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    Just wondering if it is worth upgrading my current MBP to unibody 2.6 MBP? Is it worth spending $700 to upgrade (will be selling my current model)?

    I mainly use Dreamweaver / Fireworks CS4

    Current model (FA895LL/A):
    15" Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
    4gig ram
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    320gig WesternDigital Black scorpio drive

    Model that I am looking at to upgrade to (FB985LL/A)
    unibody
    2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    L2 Cache 3MB shared
    System bus 1066MHz
    Memory 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    320GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor; and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory2
    Graphics memory 256MB GDDR3
     
  2. Dgpsx7 macrumors member

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    The performance of those two machines are waay too close. I am going to switch to a mac in the next month and I also use fireworks and dreamweaver. I am currently running them on an alienware area 51 (9 years old before dell) p4 1.7 ghz with 1gb of rd ram and an nvidia Geforce with 64 megs of ddr ram. I am able to run fireworks and dreamweaver with no problem. You will see little to no difference trading your mac for the new one. Plus for $700 you are not that far off from buying an imac that is 3.06 ghz ($999) and you get to keep both computers.
     
  3. cdembek thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. scubasteve03 macrumors regular

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    Nope

    No, if you are going to upgrade, save up and go for the i5 or i7. You will not see much difference from the 2.2 to the 2.6. How much would it cost you to upgrade to an i5?
     
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