$1799 i5 mbp w/ 128gb ssd or $2199 stock i7?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by namethisfile, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. namethisfile macrumors 65816

    namethisfile

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    comes out $2099.

    i will be giving up 256mb of vram and and a less powerful cpu, but, i will get the durability and speed of ssd. is 128gb enough space?
     
  2. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    If you don't need the 512mb graphics card (only comes with the i7) I would get the i5 and SSD. And actually, I would just drop the SSD in the optical drive and use the stock HDD for storage.
     
  3. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 65816

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    256mb vram is fine today. but concern if tomorrow's programs (specifically the upcoming final cut pro) will require more. this is the main reason why i am really considering paying more for the i7, for the slight vram bump.
     
  4. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 65816

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    believe it or not, i will be using the dvd for playing back movies. so, the dvd for now will come in handy. not to mention the burning ability.
     

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