What to buy macbook pro cheap version or expensive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sdale90210, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. sdale90210 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2009
    I'm looking forward to my new school year and I want to upgrade my current asus laptop to a macbook pro.

    My current computer is at 1.66ghz dual core with a 3gb ram, and a nvidic 9500m GS. Currently, it can play CoD4 at the lowest graphics setting and is unable to play anything greater than 720p.

    I'm looking for a laptop that can play bluray quality movies, can play games such as Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare 2 etc.

    I was wondering if there is a noticable difference between the macbook pro with the processor speed of 2.66 with 2xgraphics cards at 256 mb vs 2.8ghz and 2x graphics card with 512 mb
  2. 007bond macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    if your playing cod4, the 512 card will probably let you play it at max settings or just a bit under that without any lag. i suggest go with the 2.8 with 512mb graphics card
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    2.8GHz has 6MB of L2 cache plus 256MB more VRAM. I would get it if you can afford it

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