Which macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peejack, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    Hi looking to get a 15" macbook pro but can't decide which is the best price vs performance. The 2.4 / 2.53 or 2.66. Does anyone have any opinions on which is the best value for what you pay?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. mdnz macrumors regular

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    2.4 Core i5 is best value for money. The minor speedbumps aren't noticable at all, unless you do video encoding, which can save you some minutes, if not less.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What are you going to do with it? 2.4GHz is the best bang for your buck but if it's going to be a work machine and you do a lot CPU intensive stuff, the i7 might be worth it. Adding an SSD will make the 2.4GHz scream
     
  4. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    2,4 + SSD is the best deal, specially if you upgrade the SSD yourself...
     
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    You also have to think about both what you envisage using the machine for in a few years and potential resale value.

    I would go with the highest spec machine you can afford right now.
     
  6. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Im using it mainly for design work, some video editing and logic.
     
  7. mdnz macrumors regular

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    Then the 2.4 will suit you well... As you said you want the best bang for buck and the higher specced Macbooks obviously are not the best choice for that.
     
  8. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool thanks for the advice. I think I will go for the hi-res screen, good choice?
     
  9. mdnz macrumors regular

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    Personal prefence, but seeing you do video editing you can make good use of the extra resolution.
     

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