Help Needed! -- 13" C2D or 15" i5????

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by laurenjeanbean, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. laurenjeanbean macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    Now that the new MBP's are out, it is time for me to buy my first Mac! I am going to be starting college in the Fall, and need a computer that will allow me to do mostly basic things (i.e. word processing, surfing the internet, downloading music, etc.).

    However, I'm stuck on what to get - 13" 2.66GHz MBP or 15" 2.4GHz??? Is there really any difference on the speed?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
     
  2. Mars478 macrumors 6502a

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    i5 If you want amazing speed
    13" if you want portability.
     
  3. felixthea macrumors newbie

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  4. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    The i5 will be much faster then the Core 2 Duo, though you loose an 1 to 2 hours on battery life when getting the i5.
     
  5. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

    mr.steevo

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    Hi,

    I do all that on my 6 year old iBook laptop.

    Not to worry.

    s.
     
  6. mansanas macrumors regular

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    lol if thats all you're gonna use an MBP for, then get the cheapest one and save the rest of your money for something else!
     
  7. bluetick macrumors member

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    /me suggests Windows laptops around $300-350.

    May I assure you, they will handle it.
     
  8. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    For all of that...you could use the lowest end Mac Mini or MacBook Air, hell for all of that you could use the Mac Mini or GMA X3100 MacBooks from 2007, the first MacBook Pros circa 2006, even some G4's can handle Flash content well.
     
  9. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

    Sirmausalot

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    13" with an 80GB SSD. Programs and bootup times are awesome. For the rest that you do, the processor speed is negligible.

    Plus WAIT for the education specials in June. You'll get a free Touch which you can keep or e-bay plus the education discount
     

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