Title should have read Is it worth paying *extra* for the i5? (2013, 13")) I was all set on the i5 and now the i7 is in the Refurbished Store for cheaper than the i5 configuration I wanted (8ram/256ssd), $1319 versus $1399. Battery life is more important to me than performance. Is it crazy to pay extra for the i5? I tend to keep a lot of programs open at once, but the programs I use seem pretty basic (word + excel + browser with tons of tabs + Civilization + Acrobat Pro). Will I get any benefit at all from the i7?