Why are macbook hard drives 5400RPM?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by be2112, May 15, 2009.

  1. be2112 macrumors newbie

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    So I am looking to buy a laptop for college next year and Miami University reccommends Macbooks (regular and Pro) and HP EliteBooks (specifically 6930p and 8530p). I am probably going to get the Macbook but my dad and I don't understand why Macbooks don't have 7200RPM hard drives standard. Is it much of an issue; why are they only 5400RPM?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It's a good compromise between speed and power consumption.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    If you have the option, go for the 7200rpm drive.

    As said above, it's a compromise between performance and power consumption.
     

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