Worth springing for Macbook upgrades?
December 13, 2013 10:01 AM Subscribe
Is it worth paying for the upgrades on a new Macbook Pro?
posted by Nightman to Technology (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking at buying a 13" Macbook Pro (2.4GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB memory). I'm trying to sort out if it is worth it for me to upgrade the processor (either to 2.6 GHz i5 or to 2.8 GHz i7) and/or upgrade the memory to 16GB. On one hand, this seems like it could be overkill, but I also want my machine running smoothly many years down the road. Since it seems very difficult (impossible?) to upgrade these components later on, I want to make sure that I'm making the right decision when I buy.
I won't really be playing games on this computer. I will be doing some audio and video editing, although nothing professional. I tend to have many things going at once; browser with a lot of tabs, video playing, downloads going, etc. I'm currently on an older machine that doesn't handle this well. Things get slow and clunky and frustrating. I want to do my best to make sure my new computer works well for as long as possible, but I also want to make sure any upgrades are worth it. Help!