2.2Ghz vs. 2.4 Ghz. Can it possibly be worth an extra $500?
December 19, 2007 7:54 PM Subscribe
Macbook Pro question: 2.2Ghz vs. 2.4 Ghz. Can it possibly be worth an extra $500?
posted by jeff-o-matic to computers & internet (33 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an art director/graphic designer who is about to purchase a 15" Macbook Pro, for personal and professional use.
I'm familiar with Macs. I want to max out the thing with 4 gigs of RAM for Photoshop and various other Adobe CS3 apps. But now that I go to the Apple store online, I'm presented with a choice of a 2.2 Ghz model and a 2.4Ghz model.
I don't want to cheap out on this, but it's a major purchase for me. There's a $500 price difference. I remember hearing years back that the processor speed wasn't that important for graphic design apps, but wanted to check with the AskMeFi minds before I hit 'buy.' Again, I heard this years back before the Intel processors.
Also, eventually I want to buy a 20" display to use with this machine when I'm at home. Will the processor speed help out/hinder this?
Thanks for your help. I'll be making the purchase tomorrow with a 10% off deal through my office... But the .2Ghz difference is my last question.