i5 or i7 MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gadgetgirl85, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68040


    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.
  2. macrumors 65816


    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.
  3. macrumors 68040


    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
  4. macrumors newbie

    Before a grumpy poster yells at you, I would read this article:

    Macbook Air 2013 - i7 vs i5

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

  5. macrumors 68040


    Thank you very much keatre :)

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