Which machine is better?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dwd3885, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Just wanted your guys opinions on what machine you guys think is better. Both 15" MacBook Pros.

    2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo
    4 GB Ram
    250 GB HD
    9600M GT + 9400M
    ExpressCard

    or

    2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo
    4 GB RAM
    250 GB HD
    9400M
    SD Slot
    Built-in battery

    If price was equal, which machine would YOU rather have?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    The latter, solely because of battery. The processor is negligible and the video card, while I don't know, it makes a difference depending on what you are doing.
     
  3. yoyomaster macrumors regular

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  4. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

    mgridgaway

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    The first one is better if you plan on gaming or using FCP, etc.
     
  5. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  6. shipra macrumors newbie

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    Second one is best you are doing some Photoshop and resolution work.
     
  7. AAPLaday Guest

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    Id choose the first one because the extra battery life and sd card slot aren't worth as much to me as the 9600 graphics card.
     
  8. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    It really does depend on what you are using the machine for. Some features will have greater value to you if you have a need for them. Absolutely all other things being equal, go with the newer - it will hold value longer.
     

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