MacBook Pro ci5 or ci7??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Foodieboy, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I need a new MacBook Pro 13" as I smashed my olde one (it did not like red wine). I don't do much photo or graphic work or gaming so no need for a retina, but what does the new ci7 processor give me for my money??? Will I even know the difference?? If I wait half a year for the rumored updates, will I be able to get it without retina or do I risk having to get the more expensive retina??
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Ci5 is an awesome step up from any non i5-7 processor.

    Save the money and get the non retina i5.
     
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    Spink10

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    Based on your use - I completely agree with the 2nd post.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To clear it up a bit

    What I mean to ask is this. I can get the MacBook pro 13" non retina both with c5 and c7 is the c7 worth the money? What does the c7 give me more for the extra money?.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    It the i5 has done everything I needed it to do and is very quick. My needs sound similiar to yours and going from an hp with a pentium or even from my macbook core 2 duo up to the I5 was phenomenal.

    What you might do is go to bestbuy. Ours has an apple section setup with 21"/27 " iMacs, macbook pros, airs and minis.

    However the difference in the i5 and i7 from my understanding is that the i7 makes virtual cores. So if its the quad core one it utilizes 8 cores with hyper threading but if you aren't going to open up photoshop, final cut, protools, logic, iTunes, and safari at the same time you will probably be happy with i5.

    The price point on any technology starts going down dollar for dollar the higher you go. In 2-3 years people will look at the i7 like they do now at the core2duo when in reality the core2duo is still capable.

    It's how you determine to look at it. Personally I think i5 is the best bang for buck.
     
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    Spink10

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