C2D (13") or i5 (15") MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wwe2008, May 3, 2010.

  1. wwe2008 macrumors 6502

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    So yeah, I need a new MBP, but is there a real difference between the C2D processor and the i5 one? I dont really care about oher factors such as size etc but I use ot for watching video, downloadng video, some word, email, internet and photoshop/ GIMP etc so some heavy multitasking
    Any ideas?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No significant difference for your uses. Decide what screen size you want.
     
  3. wwe2008 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I thought that the new processor and graphics would make it faster?
     
  4. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I think the 13 has a better graphics card, but I might be wrong.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    That's why miles wrote:

    Your uses are perfectly fine with a C2D.


    If you use MRoogle you'll find hundreds of threads discussing the real merits of the C2D vs. the i5/7.


    How can a dedicated GPU be slower than the integrated GPU? Or did you mean the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor is faster than the Intel HD Graphics?
     
  6. notblackmac macrumors regular

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    You must be mistaken.
     
  7. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    "mistaken" would be an understatement. totally wrong, not even close to right -- or something along those lines might be better.

    TSX, why even post if you are just guessing? the least you could do is actually *check* first before posting. sheesh.

    You drive a TSX? I think its a lot bigger and slower than an MDX, but I could be wrong.

    and wwe: http://www.barefeats.com/
     

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