View Full Version : i5 or i7 MBA?

Jul 9, 2013, 01:39 AM
I've decided to get a 13" MBA 128gb because this will be my secondary computer (storing music/videos on mac mini). Definitely will get the 8gb ram but not sure whether I should get i5 or i7? Planning on doing office/net tasks but also running windows 8 on bootcamp.

Jul 9, 2013, 01:52 AM
If you can afford it/justify the pricing, I'd go for the i7. Always future-proof where you can, and you're never going to suffer from more performance.

As the battery life doesn't suffer with an i7 I can't think of any disadvantages to getting it, other than the additional price I suppose.

Jul 9, 2013, 02:01 AM
I suppose I can't really afford it, but if it were absolutely necessary I'd find someway to do it. Just was wondering if i5 was enough to run win 8 on bootcamp

Jul 9, 2013, 02:28 AM
Before a grumpy poster yells at you, I would read this article:

Macbook Air 2013 - i7 vs i5 (http://www.anandtech.com/show/7113/2013-macbook-air-core-i5-4250u-vs-core-i7-4650u)

It has a wealth of information. There's also a pretty large thread discussing the difference.


Jul 9, 2013, 02:56 AM
Thank you very much keatre :)