|Jul 7, 2013, 09:27 PM||#1|
13" cMBP i5 vs i7
I am looking at buying a new macbook for university in the next few weeks. I intend to use it for graphics design (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc...), as well as web browsing, word processing, and other day to day tasks. I would also like to do some light CAD work with AutoCad for Mac.
I am currently trying to decide between the following MacBook Pros:
Mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro with 2.5GHz i5, 4gb of ram and a 750gb HDD.
- $1089.00 with education discount
Mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro with 2.9GHz i7, 8gb of ram, and a 750gb HDD.
- $1299.00 with education discount
I am comfortable with upgrading the ram myself, so I would upgrade the i5 to 8gb of ram. What I am trying to decide is if the upgraded processor is worth the extra money. Will I notice a difference between the two in my typical usage?
Thanks a lot!
|Jul 16, 2013, 09:56 AM||#4|
Save the money. Stick with the i5 and buy a SSD drive. Best upgrade for your MacBook Pro.
Mac Pro (Mid 2010) Quad 2.8GHz, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 6TB HDD iPad Mini iPhone 5
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