can't decide 13 macbook pro i5 or i7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jwong3854, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. jwong3854 macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking to get a new 13 macbook pro, should i get i5 with 8gb or u7 with 4gb..I will be using mostly for video and photo editing...

    Thanks
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    The i7 is pretty much a waste of money, it's really not that much faster. Also, don't buy RAM from Apple, ever. That's also a waste of money. I'd suggest the i5 with 8GB of RAM from a 3rd party, which is about 75% cheaper when you buy online from somewhere like newegg.com.
     
  3. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    I picked the i5 all my internet research said not to get the i7..
     
  4. Kafka macrumors 6502

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  5. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Get the i5. If possible, get one from Microcenter - they are $999 plus tax in-store.

    Then get 8 GB RAM from Newegg - here's an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231342

    You can also get a 750 GB hard drive for $59.99, or a Hitachi 750 GB 7200 RPM drive for $79.99 (beware the vibration from a 7200 RPM drive, though, in a 13").

    Good luck, and enjoy!
     
  6. jwong3854 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for everyone's input..I will definitely get a i5 instead..
     

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