Which mbp is better you think?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hishamabri, May 7, 2010.

  1. hishamabri macrumors newbie

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    Hi there all,

    I am a to be in the Mac family soon
    but I am confused over two options

    I can either get

    2.4Ghz 13" MBP with 128Gb SSD
    or
    2.66Ghz 13" MBP with regular hard disk

    Which one of these do you think could be a better option for me?
    I am a computers engineering student, will use it for bits of programming and lot's of internet and downloading
    No gaming or maybe once in a year, not hardcore though
    i would like to install both OSX and windows on the machine
    would love the machine to be fast for everyday use
    and am wanting this notebook to last a while.

    Note: I have two external hard drives, so not concerned of how many GBs my hard disk is.

    What are your thoughts? :D
     
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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  3. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

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    I would take SSD over pathetic 260mhz any day.
     
  4. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    SSD all the way!

    Not sure about the power draw on the Apple sourced SSD. I'd check that out before opting for the Apple source SSD.
     
  5. vant macrumors 65816

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    2.4 and your own third party SSD. Cheaper and performs better.
     
  6. hishamabri thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you all

    thank you all for the replies
    thats quite a nice boost towards the SSD option

    just a question to vant
    would i still have the warranty of my notebook?

    cheers all
     
  7. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    Yes you'll have full warranty, although none on the SSD from Apple if you don't go with Apple's stock SSD (which you should, Apple's SSDs are mediocre). It will be from the manufacturer.
     
  8. vant macrumors 65816

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    Yes. The HD is user serviceable. If the problem is coming from the SSD however, obviously they won't fix it.
     
  9. hishamabri thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks a lot for all of your replies
    if its ok i have one more question left

    can i fit the Intel X25-M 2.5" 160 gb in a 13" mbp?
    or is there a different soze i have to look for?

    i tried googling this
    but there's no clear specific answer

    thanks a lot again
     
  10. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it'll fit fine dude, seen it on plenty of people's signatures in here.
     
  11. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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  12. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    The benefits of the SSD greatly outweighs the minute increase in the cpu.
     
  13. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    The CPU is not upgradable. So you would be stuck with 2.4 unless you got a new MBP, or bought the 2.66GHz logic board. I would go with 2.66, but $300 more for such a small CPU speed increase and a larger HD is a RIP OFF. You can get a HD larger than 320GB for less than $100. So Just go with the 2.4GHz and get an SSD. If it was $150 for the faster unit, I would pay the $150. But for $300, I wonder what Steve Jobs is smoking. My mother bough a 2.4GHz 13inch MBP, and she loves it. Sadly I use it more than she does. I'm using it to type this, and its a thing of beauty. But considering the C2D are being discontinued Q3 2010, Wh can't Apple give us a 2.66 GHz C2D at $1199 with a larger HD? And not have a $1499 model.
     
  14. Siriosys macrumors regular

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    Nn your day to day use of the computer with a 2.6x cpu versus the 2.4, The perceivable difference in performance will be minimal.

    However, the performance difference gained with the addition of the SSD over a standard HD (even a 7200rpm model) will be like night and day.
     
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