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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    ...you actually save $100 off the $1199 range as well.
     

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