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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:54 PM   #1
aliqotoz
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i5 to i7= $400 ??

hello everyone,
i am not yet a Mac user but i need ur advice as am thinking of buying one
in general, i am look for a "laptop" with 3 main specs:
1- 13.3" screen
2- light [as i take it everyday to the university and travel a lot]
3- performance [8GB, and i7]

i am a computer science student [so performance is very important for me]
and i wanna buy a laptop for like the next 3 years

so my question is:
MB air with 8GB, i7 and 256GB SSD for $1700
MB air with 8GB, i5 and 128GB SSD for $1300

so do u think the difference between i5 and i7 is worth $400?
[for me the hard drive is not a big deal, i can just get 1TB external HD]
or have u ever found a MB air with 8GB, i7 and "128GB" SSD? i think it might be much better
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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There are no i7 MBA with 128GB SSD. If you want the i7 you need to the take the full spec model with 256GB SSD.

I would have paid happily the upgrade for the i7 if I wouldn't have to pay for the 256GB SSD.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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You can make a Mac last 5 years in fact. I would go for the upgraded version since you're doing computer science.
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