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Spenc90

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Oct 4, 2013
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Hi guys,

I am waiting for the new Retina 13". But actually I am not sure if I should take the higher processor option which is currently the i7 compared to the standard i5. As a German, I will have to pay about 250 USD for just a few MHz more and I am not sure if it is worth. I guess the only hard work for the processor will be when I am transcoding 1-2 TV records from .TS to .mkv. Except from this, I will mainly do office stuff on it.

Do you think it's worth to go for the better one?

Thanks
Spenc
 

NetWanderer

macrumors newbie
Oct 12, 2013
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Hi guys,

I am waiting for the new Retina 13". But actually I am not sure if I should take the higher processor option which is currently the i7 compared to the standard i5. As a German, I will have to pay about 250 USD for just a few MHz more and I am not sure if it is worth. I guess the only hard work for the processor will be when I am transcoding 1-2 TV records from .TS to .mkv. Except from this, I will mainly do office stuff on it.

Do you think it's worth to go for the better one?

Thanks
Spenc

May I ask what you are using now?
 
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Jedi Master

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Intel Core i7 is a high-end processor. The higher clock speed, bigger cache and hyper

Hi guys,

I am waiting for the new Retina 13". But actually I am not sure if I should take the higher processor option which is currently the i7 compared to the standard i5. As a German, I will have to pay about 250 USD for just a few MHz more and I am not sure if it is worth. I guess the only hard work for the processor will be when I am transcoding 1-2 TV records from .TS to .mkv. Except from this, I will mainly do office stuff on it.

Do you think it's worth to go for the better one?

Thanks
Spenc


I7 all the way, base on my limited understanding of your use. It's way more than simply clock speed.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7113/2013-macbook-air-core-i5-4250u-vs-core-i7-4650u

http://www.pcmag.com/media/ads/pcmd.../www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404674,00.asp
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/351620-28-tomshardware
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Haswell-Core-i3-vs-i5-vs-i7-Which-is-right-for-you-475/
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/10/core-i5-or-core-i7-does-your-computer-need-the-extra-juice/
http://www.diffen.com/difference/i5_vs_i7
http://blog.laptopmag.com/core-i7-macbook-air-2013
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IvPrJ-Iss6E&desktop_uri=/watch?v=IvPrJ-Iss6E
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1608976/
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1608976/


EDITPerformance
Intel Core i7 is a high-end processor. The higher clock speed, bigger cache and hyper-threading features in i7 processors make them more suitable than i5 processors for certain applications like video encoding, data crunching, graphics-intensive work, multitasking, and high-end gaming.


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