2.6GHz i5 Vs 2.8GHz i7 MBP 13"

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  1. dawnrazor macrumors regular

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    Just looking at upgrading my laptop and have my eye on a 13" MBP with retina display.

    Looking at the configurations available, I know I will need larger the 256G hard drive, s oI'm looking at the 512G option, I'd like to max out RAM at 16GB. I'd love to put a 1TB HDD in but I can't afford that, so lastly is the 2.8GHz i7 worth the extra money over the 2.6GHz i5. I'm pretty much at the top of my budget and going to the i7 would take me sailing over it, is it worth it. Ideally if money wasn't an option etc etc.

    thoughts?

    cheers
     
  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    why not scale down on the HD? just about everyone stores their info on portables nowadays.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    It depends on what you are using it for. General use? No. Video work? Most likely. Audio production? Maybe.

    And having to carry around a portable drive works against having slimmed down the MacBook Pros.
     
  4. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    No need to carry, back up at home
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    If it's active use files, it may need to be with the person when they're away from home. And it's not a backup if it's being removed from the internal disk.

    Remember not everybody's active work fits in 256GB.
     
  6. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    You got a point.
     
  7. trewyn15 macrumors 6502

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    Even with video work you probably won't need the i7.

    I edit video regularly on my i5 and still have no issues even with my i3.

    Look into more memory, you should be fine with the i5.
     
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  9. dawnrazor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers folks - yeah running a separate external drive is not an option for a number of reasons. Video work would be a decent part of the workload.
     

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