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    15" 2.4 ghz or 2.5ghz

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    15" 2.4 ghz or 2.5ghz
    Hi, I'm going to be buying either a 15" MacBook Pro. Is there a big difference between the 2.4 and the 2.5ghz? I will be using programs such as : Adobe Creative Suite 3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Aperture 2.0, etc. Would specs should I be looking for in my MacBook Pro?

    Also, Would it be in my best interest to just go ahead and get th 17" ?

    Oh, and I've been told not to bother with the apple care warranty, is this true? or should i just get it?


    Thank you in advance for the advice.

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    15" 2.4 ghz or 2.5ghz

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    There's no way I could warrant spending an extra £300 (or what ever the jump is in the US) for an extra 0.1GHz. I could buy two of the same processors with the extra cash.

    I'd say go with 2.4GHz and use the extra money to up the RAM.

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    15" 2.4 ghz or 2.5ghz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemik View Post
    There's no way I could warrant spending an extra 300 (or what ever the jump is in the US) for an extra 0.1GHz. I could buy two of the same processors with the extra cash.

    I'd say go with 2.4GHz and use the extra money to up the RAM.
    I second that, although the 2.5 has more l2 cache (6mb instead of 3mb) I don't notice any slowdown at all on my 2.4
    Macbook Air 11" 4gb, 128gb SSD (2012)
    Mac Mini i5 16gb, 128gb SSD, 1tb internal, 2x 1tb external (2012)
    MacBook Pro,4gb,128gb SSD (early 2008)
    iMac G3 600, iPad Mini Retina 64gb, iPhone 5, and more.

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    15" 2.4 ghz or 2.5ghz
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    15" MacBook Pro (Early 2008) 2.4GHz 4GB RAM running 10.5.4
    I've just purchased a 2.4GHz Penryn MBP today and have noticed no difference whatsoever between it and my previous high end 2.4GHz SR. I think Penrym seems snappier! Love the multi-touch as well.

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    15" 2.4 ghz or 2.5ghz
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    15" Matte Macbook Pro 2.5Ghz 4gb RAM 250gb HD, 60gb iPod Classic maxed, iPod shuffle
    Yeah, go with the RAM boost...if you do it through someone other than apple it's a lot cheaper apparently too (I learned this after the fact haha)
    Loving my MBP more and more everyday

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