Worth the extra $300 to upgrade from the 13''MPB 2.26ghz to the 13'' MPB 2.53ghz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MasterChief, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. MasterChief macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I just got my new MPB...13'' 2.26 ghz...

    Im using the computer for college and want it to be good enough to run smoothly for 3-4 years...

    should I return my current 2.26ghz model for the 2.53ghz one? will I notice the difference?

    It also comes with 2gb more ram and more HD space I realize but I can always upgrade that later...
  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    true you can upgrade that all later. Say $100 for an HD and $70 for ram. Then theres the processor, which you'll never upgrade.

    I wrestled with the same dilemma yesterday at the apple store. Ultimately I went with the 2.53. I'm not going to bother trying to rationalize it because this thing is sick and I know that I got the best thing possible at the 13" size.

    Note that for students the discount on the 1499 model is $100 compared to $50 at the 1199 range. Played a part for me.....
  3. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    Like you planing to have this computer for the next 5 years i go with the 2.53ghz , rite now you wouldnt see any diffrence but in 5 years you will
  4. koobcam321 macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009
    Provided you dont have any plans to change your notebook until you finish college, better go for 2.53 ghz one, coz you might have a processor speed atleast some close enough to match up the future application requirements.
  5. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007
    Just stay with the 2.26 and do the RAM yourself. You probably won't even realize the difference in the processor.
  6. fireball360 macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2008
    ...you actually save $100 off the $1199 range as well.

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