new MBP 15'' 2.4Ghz or MBP 2.66Ghz

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  1. icebox

    icebox New Member

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    im planning to buy my first notebook that satisfies me. macbook pro got my attention.

    the problem is Ghz, MBP 2.4Ghz does go a huge difference compare to 2.66Ghz with

    comes to speed?

    need some advice... :)

    thanks...!!!
     
  2. lawrencebosox45

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    it depends on how much of a power user you'll be. if you'll be editing video/raw photography you'll like to have as much computing power you need.

    but if you're a normal user then it won't make much of a difference. just ask any other MBP (late 2007/2008) user and they'll tell you its plenty fast enough even for power user needs.

    if the price difference isn't too much though just get the best computer you can afford. don't worry about accesories/software just yet, because you'll find a way to make more money for the new stuff once you get your new mac... lol


     
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    We're on the same boat icebox. I'm also contemplating on which one to get. Might go with the 2.4 GHZ route since the performance boost looks small but the price is kinda huge, around 20k I guess..:)
     
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    10 to 15% difference in speed according to benchmarks from various sources such as Macworld or Barefeats.

    The only (but big) advantage of the 2.66 is that it uses the updated motherboard model that accepts 8 Gigs of RAM while the 2.4 can only use 6 Gigs. (You can search for threads of user testimonials in places like Macrumors.com and the Apple discussion boards.)

    I both have a 2.4 Macbook and a 2.66 Macbook Pro and the difference in speed is negligible.
     
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    thank you guys for the replies...

    did you know how can i contact sir Charlie?
     
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    Just PM him here. His philmug handle is also "Charlie."
     
  7. icebox

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    if I'll buy MBP 15" 2.4GHz it's possible that i can upgrade the processor to 2.66GHz or maybe 2.93GHz?
    like on RAM and HDD... LOL :-D


    thanks....
     
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  8. PatrickGaerlan

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    Nope, there's no way to upgrade the processor on the notebooks.
     
  9. icebox

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    i see.. thank you for the info..

    :-D
     
  10. test8052

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    If I we're you, go for 2.66. Just google out, it supports 8gb, compared to 2.4 / 2.5 it only supports 6gb of ram.
     
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    if price is the issue.. go for the 2.4ghz.. but if you could work out the price diff .. i'd go for the 2.66. more ram included and capacity, bigger hd, more cpu power..
     

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