AnandTech – Apple’s 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro: The One to Get?

This article at is from 2010 and is still relevant.

General OS Performance

The key conclusion is that should not consider going to a different CPU and should instead get the solid state drive (SSD) to see the largest performance gains.

They provide some great benchmark results and a methodology for reviewing Mac computer performance.  Check it out before you buy or upgrade to the next great Mac.


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