i5 vs i7 regarding battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jronan2, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. jronan2 macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    I decided on the MBA 13" 8gb 256SSD but dont know whether to get the i5 or i7 processor. My main concern is if the i7 may get shorter battery life, i have no facts on this just complete assumption. Also is the upgrade worth it and why/why not? I would appreciate if you guys can give me a few quick responses i plaon on ordering it before bed tonight.
  2. justit macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
    Wondering the same. And how much a diff in speed is a 1.8 i5 to a 2.0 i7 ? SSD is what makes everything feel zippy. Guess we can hope anandtech spits out a review. :D
  3. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    unless you're working with movies a lot like converting avi to mp4, u will not notice a speed difference between i5 and i7 when browsing, listening to music, etc.

    i prefer the i5 with 8gb of ram.
  4. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    I am going to get the 13" 256GB with 8GB RAM and the i5. I see no need for the i7 sine I have a 3.4GHz i7 iMac at my house for the heavy lifting. Even if I didn't have the iMac I am not sure I would spring for the upgrade.
  5. amien macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2012

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