All prices are based on the Apple Online Store, non-educational prices. The 13" 2.53ghz MBP is priced at ₱85,990 and has 4gb of ram and a 250gb/5400rpm hard drive. The 13" 2.26ghz MBP is priced at ₱68,990 and has 2gb of ram and a 160gb/5400rpm hard drive. Their difference in price is ₱17,000. 4gb of ram costs ₱2,800 locally. A 500gb/5400rpm hard drive can be bought for as low as ₱4,500 locally. Together, both upgrades will cost a combined ₱7,300. Add that to the cost of the 2.26 MBP and it's price will rise to ₱76,290. Spending that much will result in a computer with the following specs: A 2.26ghz processor with 4gb of ram and a 500gb/5400rpm hard drive. You also have a spare 160gb/5400rpm hard drive that you can use as an external. After upgrading the 2.26, the difference in price between that and the 2.53 model is still a staggering ₱9,700. A difference of 0.27ghz is VERY minimal and will probably give you about 1-2 seconds faster times when doing time consuming tasks such as encoding video. For most users, a real time difference wouldn't even be felt. Is the ₱9,700 really worth the negligent bump in speed? Just a bit of food for thought for those considering a 13" MBP.