I'm currently on the market for a new Macbook Pro. The major things I'm planning to do with it is 3d Graphic Rendering (via Autodesk 3ds Max), CGI video editing (via Adobe CS6 Production Premium or whatever it will be called when it comes out), and iOS App developing. I don't want to get a new computer for at least another 5-10 years after I get this. I think I know the perfect system for me, but I want as much feedback and opinions as possible before dropping the serious bucks on it. I want to know, will the upgrades just be adding more "glitter" or will it actually be making it more "gold"? Anyway...
I know for a fact I'll be getting 8gb DDR3 RAM, 128gb SSD drive(I'll use an external 1TB 7200rpm for mass storage), and the hi-res glossy screen.
The system I'm planning on getting is going to have the 2.2ghz i7 processor and is costing me $2,150.00.
Would it be worth getting the 2.5ghz for $2,589? Is it worth the extra $400?
With the differences between clock speeds, bus speeds and all the technical aspects, it isn't as simple as $400= .3ghz faster (not only is this statement wrong, it nowhere near encompasses what those extra .3ghz mean). I'd appreciate the feedback, especially from those who have a good understanding of how the hardware affects performance and processes.