Not much difference- obviously it's going to be a little faster, but I'd HIGHLY doubt the difference would be perceptible. Do you really need a laptop? And i mean actually think about that one, we here SOOO many people who are like "yeah i need the portability blah blah blah" (basically trying to convince themselves, when actually their travel is limited and they just want the coolness of it).
If you're going to need to take it to other offices/ studios every now and again, I would look at an iMac. For that amount of money you can get a MUCH better computer, the imac having far more processor power and graphics power etc. Just some food for thought...
Little of big difference, but being a MBP a limited machine, a 2,66 will be more limiting than a 2,88.
I have a 2,66, If a I could i I would ge the 2.88.
[Thomas Morter-Laing]"And i mean actually think about that one, we here SOOO many people who are like "yeah i need the portability blah blah blah" (basically trying to convince themselves, when actually their travel is limited and they just want the coolness of it)."
If you are sure that you won't ever need that mobility, a MBP makes no sense.
If you have to edit some time out of your place, a MBP is the only solution.
A big problem with MBPs is the screen size. You can not work long time there without ending using glasses.
I always say buy the fastest computer you can afford and don't forget to load up on the RAM. For a laptop, I would fill it with the maximum RAM it takes.
There will be very little perceptible difference between the two machines in terms of day to day use, but as the software develops over the next few years, you'll probably wish you had that little bit of extra horsepower.
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The big difference is between the i7 and the i5. The difference between the 2.66 and the 2.8 isn't a big deal. Definitely max out the RAM though. I suggest Crucial.com instead of Apple for RAM as it can save quite a bit of money.