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bjornaagedk

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Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:51:37 AM »

Do you think the 2,8 GHz macbook pro retina 15" is worth the extra money compared to the 2,7 GHz model?
I will use it for photoshop + video editing so processor speed is essential, but the difference seems minimal compared to the extra costs. Which model would you buy?
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Re: Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 12:01:10 PM »

Do you think the 2,8 GHz macbook pro retina 15" is worth the extra money compared to the 2,7 GHz model?
I will use it for photoshop + video editing so processor speed is essential, but the difference seems minimal compared to the extra costs. Which model would you buy?
The current models of 15" Macbook Pro w/Retina dispaly include a 2.4ghz and a 2.7ghz. The 2.7 is $600 more than the 2.4 but includes 16GB of Ram vs. 8GB and 512GB of flash storage vs. 256. I definitely think it's worth the extra $600 for twice the Ram and storage if used for photo and video editing.
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Re: Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 11:29:44 AM »

I should have mentioned... I was thinking of buying the 2,7GHz model, but wondering if the 2,8 Ghz special configuration model was worth the extra money.
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Re: Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 01:33:38 PM »

I should have mentioned... I was thinking of buying the 2,7GHz model, but wondering if the 2,8 Ghz special configuration model was worth the extra money.
I see. It's an extra $250 for only .1ghz. It's not worth it to me. I would use the savings to help cover the cost of Applecare.
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Re: Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 04:23:03 PM »

The different between 2.7 and 2.8 would not impact a photography workflow, but the RAM could. Max it out at 16GB to future proof your investment and call it done!

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Re: Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 04:31:28 PM »

Do you think the 2,8 GHz macbook pro retina 15" is worth the extra money compared to the 2,7 GHz model?
I will use it for photoshop + video editing so processor speed is essential, but the difference seems minimal compared to the extra costs. Which model would you buy?
From my video-oriented perspective, RAM and number of cores (& virtual cores) are important - clock speed far less so. Save your money and just go for extra RAM
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Re: Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 03:09:42 AM »

Thank you.
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Re: Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 06:43:11 AM »

Almost worthless. Keep the money for other things :)
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Re: Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 05:02:56 PM »

The choice is a little more involved than just the difference of 0.1 GHz in clock speed. The 2.7GHz i7-3740QM CPU has 6 MB of L3 cache, vs. 8 MB of L3 cache on the 2.8 GHz i7-3840QM.

If you look at actual benchmark comparisons of the two, the 3840QM is around 5% faster.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Quad-core-Refresh.82948.0.html

It's up to you whether the additional 5% in speed is worth the extra cost.
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Re: Macbook Pro 2,8 GHz or 2,7 GHz
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 05:32:15 PM »

this speed difference is not likely to produce real-world results.

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