worth bumping to a 2.6?

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  1. Wallace86 macrumors regular

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    will there be that much of a difference between the 2.6 and 2.4? and if so, worth the extra 250?
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Might be worth it when considering resale value in a year or two.
     
  3. nikhsub1 macrumors 68010

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    If you need to ask then the answer is that you absolutely won't know a difference between one or the other...
     
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Indeed. I don't get where people get the idea that these incremental differences make any sort of difference for regular users. It's like trying to decide whether to buy a car with a top speed of 150mph over one with a top speed of 140mph.
     
  5. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Not worth it unless you will be using the processor at maximum capacity for long periods of time.
     
  6. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I got it simply for down the line resale considerations and I wanted the highest spec I could get.
     
  8. dante@sisna.com macrumors 6502a

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    I did the exact same thing.

    Speed improvement is not all that great from the 2.4ghz that my brother has.

    The 7200 rpm drive makes more of a difference.
     
  9. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    The hard drive most defiantly makes a difference when transferring large data amounts.
     
  10. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    I would understand that you may have wanted the highest specs, but it would definitely not give it more resale value. You won't get 250$ more (or whatever it costs) over a similar used for-sale macbook pro without that processor.
     
  11. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    I imagine that if you do a lot of encoding, 2,6 might have some advantage over 2,4. But then again, it's only 200 MHz so I don't know for sure.
     
  12. gyumilly macrumors member

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    It depends. If you only worry about resale value, I would say not worth it. It maybe $100-200 difference now. But if you look back, say Pentium 1.6A v.s. 1.8A, who cares. They are both 'old' CPUs. I could be a just personal preference in viewing things.
     
  13. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    f1400, I exchange my laptop every 6 months also I get a very decent discount, so when I sell. I end up breaking even or losing approx £60-100.
     

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