Which MBP to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Adammg, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Adammg macrumors newbie

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    I am wanting a laptop for my primary computer. The 13" is too small for my liking and would prefer a dedicated graphics card. I found two late 2008 Models one with 256 and other with 512. 150 dollar difference between the two. I will more than likely be keeping this for 2-3 years. At most I use it for is internet, email, watching DVD's, video encoding and possibly some light gaming. I don't know much about graphics cards really. Mainly wanting the extra screen real estate cause I usually have multiple windows open at once.

    Which should I buy?
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Buy the one with the 256MB of video memory as you are not doing anything graphics intensive.
     
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Depends. What are the processor speeds on the two you're considering?
     
  4. jointsmoking macrumors regular

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    You will never, in the life of your computer say "damn, I put too much video memory in that thing". 512.
     
  5. Adammg thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Get the 2.53. It has 6 Mb of L2 cache vs. the 2.4 machine which has 3 Mb L2. You'll see some performance gains in power.
     

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