will i see a huge speed difference

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by uptherighttree, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. uptherighttree macrumors member

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    i currently have a 2008 intel 2.4ghz macbook pro with 4gig ram.

    the screen is on its way out so am looking at upgrading.

    will i notice a huge speed boost if i bought an i5 2.30 GHz with 4gig ram?

    thanks
     
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  3. uptherighttree thread starter macrumors member

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    especially for using something like Aperture?

    i live in Aperture and PS most of the time so that's where I'd need the biggest speed boost
     
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    Those apps will definitely benefit from the faster cpu, quad core and newer chipset. I would recommend getting 8gb of ram, over the 4 to allow both Aperture and Photoshop to fully leverage your hardware.
     
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  6. Mojo1, Feb 9, 2012
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    I sold my 2008 2.4 MBP in December after buying a 2.3 13" MBP last summer.

    Yes, it's faster and smaller, which I like a lot. The boot-up time in Lion is much faster than Snow Leopard on the 15" MBP. The 15" is too big for how I like to travel, which is LIGHT.

    4GB RAM may be plenty depending on what you do; try it first before upgrading.

    I suggest using the excellent Power Support anti-glare film for $35. Apply it as soon as the MBP comes out of the box and skip having to clean the display before installing the film. When I compared the anti-glare film with my anti-glare 15" MBP I couldn't see a difference... Reflections are gone so No Worries about the ambient light.

    I use the 13" MBP with a high-quality 24" NEC display. I think that I am done buying desktop Macs.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That's exactly the type of program that you'll notice a huge difference on. The new 15's have 2 more processor cores, turbo boost, and better architecture, in raw processing power they're 3-4 times more powerful.
     

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