11" Air i7 versus 13" 2.4 Retina i5

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  1. deskbound99 macrumors newbie

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    Hi. As far as processing speed how does a

    refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, 8GB memory
    compare to a

    13" Retina 2.4GHz with an i5 processor?

    I know that incremental increases, i.e. 1.7 to 1.9 is not that big a deal. But does does the i7 make a significant difference for every day usage, i.e. writing and web and also for more processor intensive use like Aperture. I ask this with forgetting about the screens for the moment.

    There's a refurbished Refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 with 8GB memory and 512GB flash storage for essentially the same price as the Retina (8GB/256).

    Thanks.
     
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