Hey guys, So tomorrow, I will be picking up a 15" MacBook Pro with the retina display, and was wondering if upgrading from 2.6ghz to 2.7ghz is worth the $250 Apple is charging. I will be doing heavy video editing daily in Final Cut Pro, and will be editing 72mbps files. I will also be exporting constantly along with uploading. I heard that .1ghz will make it 8% faster, but I'm just trying to get the opinions of others. Thanks!
Answer by catchatyou · Dec 26, 2012 at 10:02 PM
I'll keep my thoughts short and simple.
If you're already going to be spending at least $2800 on a laptop, how much in comparison is the extra $250? Sure, it's priced higher than the CPU difference actually costs, but I don't think that $250 is that big of a deal if you're going to be buying a top class laptop that you want to last a really long time.
My answer: Buy the upgraded CPU, it will probably save you many dozens of hours in rendering time.
Answer by swagmanT · Dec 27, 2012 at 12:44 AM
I personally say no. I don't think You'll notice much increase in performance from the extra 100mhz. I think you should save your $250 and maybe upgrade the amount of ram or ssd capacity. That will be money spent a little more wisely, IMO.