13" rMBP 2.5 i5 vs 2.9 i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by smurray, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 12, 2008
    Is it worth the extra $200 for the i7? I don't do much processor intense tasks, but want the smoothest experience possible for everyday stuff like web browsing, word processing, PowerPoint, etc...
  2. macrumors 603


    Aug 5, 2010
    Either can meet your needs. Those things don't really require the latest model, so I'd suggest either will probably meet your needs as long as any software you require supports them. In case it makes a difference to you, hyperthreading is enabled on all dual core chips, so the i5 vs i7 thing doesn't have that variation like it would in desktop cpus.
  3. macrumors 603

    Oct 14, 2008
    No. You won't notice any difference for these tasks.

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