Check out the Latest Macbook Specifications & Prices in India and other countries in comparison 2013-2014.
Apple Notebooks and Desktops are not cheap as compared to the windows products from other manufacturers like Samsung, Dell, Acer etc and hence when you buy a Mac you need to choose wisely if you are on a budget else buy the latest and the Greatest. For example if you are looking for a light video editing and graphic designing or just a entry level macbook pro then you should get the 13Inch Dual i5 2.3 GHz Model and rather than the 13Inch Dual i7 2.7 GHz Model as the difference in Performance is only 15% which in real life would mean a boost by few seconds, very Negligible for which there is a cost increase from Rs. 70K Approx to Rs. 85K.
A faster processor will show improvements in almost all applications. However, even the 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Air has enough power to run light applications such as web browsers, word processors and presentation software almost as quickly as a MacBook Pro. Differences will only be discernible when running multiple applications or more demanding applications. The latest 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pros feature Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processor. Despite their lower clock speeds, these processors can actually do more work per clock making them significantly faster than a Core 2 Duo of identical clock speeds. Core i5 and i7 processors can also “Turbo Boost” up to 3.33 GHz (dependant on model) giving you even more power in specific situations.
More RAM also improves speed when multitasking or running heavy apps. Not enough RAM can cause your system to slow down and “hang”. It is recommended that you get as much RAM as you can afford. All models come with at least 2 GBs of standard RAM while all MBPs sport 4 GBs of DDR3 SDRAM. While 2 GB is enough for light users, those with more demanding needs are recommended to get as much as they can afford (within reason).
The Difference between the 15inch Lower end and higher end model are the Graphic Cards, while the lower end one has the AMD Radeon 6490 with 256MB RAM, the higher end model has the AMD Radeon 6750 1GB RAM. The difference in price is around 20,000INR and the difference in performance is actually double(compared in different BenchMark Tests and FPS of Games), so despite there is a difference of 20K between the MBPs it does make the higher end laptop future proof longer than the lower one . These tests were based on the basic configuration of the both the devices, an upgrade in RAM and Hard Disk maybe a 7200RPM or a SSD(even better) will further boost the performance of any Macbook and would add almost a year to your Macbook’s life and can save you money on buying a new one.
Source – AMD Radeon HD 6750 & AMD Radeon HD 6490 (Benchmarks)
Engadget compared the XPS15z with the high-end MacBook Pro 15 in 3DMark 06 and the difference was 7,317 vs. 10,262–a 40% improvement in favor of the Mac. Both number are still enough to play any recent game, but you will definitely be able to turn up the details and resolution higher in the MacBook Pro. The performance of the 17inch Macbook Pro is same as the 15inch high end model as they share the sames specs except the screen.
So when you chose a Macbook first decide what purpose do you need it for secondly fix your budget and then choose the one that satisfy the purpose and budget. Also there are two things that you should keep in Mind
1. Premium Apple Premium resellers offer 12% Student discounts on all Macbooks and iMac so you should buy it from a Premiuim Apple reseller or use the Apple Store Locator on Apple’s website.
2.We have a made a list of Prices of Macbook Pro around the world and you can compare the prices of different countries so if you planning a trip abroad or you have a relative in the foreign Land check the Prices then you should see the prices of Macbook around world
Apple Macbook Specification Comparison
||Core 2 Duo
||Core 2 Duo
||2.0 GHz (Quad Core)
||2.2 GHz (Quad Core)
||2.2 GHz (Quad Core)
||1.4GHz (11′)1.86 GHz (13′)
||1.6 GHz (11′)2.13 GHz (13′)
||2 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
||4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
||2 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (soldered on-board)
||8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
||16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
||4 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (soldered on-board)
||Intel HD 3000
||Intel HD 3000 graphics andAMD Radeon HD 6490M
||Intel HD 3000 graphics and AMDRadeon HD 6750M
||NVIDIA GeForce 320M
|256 MB shared memory
||384MB Shared memory
||384 MB shared + 256 MB GDDR5
||384 MB shared + 1 GB GDDR5
||256 MB shared memory