What are the practical benefits of the i7 over the i5? I am looking to get a new 13 MBP as I am going back to school (just an M.B.A., not a programing track). I do video editing for fun (maybe 5 real efforts put forth each year), but most of it will probably be advanced excel at the most for school, perhaps some matlab type modeling if I go crazy on courses. Is the 3.1 Ghz i7 worth $170 more than the 2.9 Ghz i5? What are the scenarios where the i7 will demonstrate a noticeable difference? Would I want the i7 if I got into programming? --- Post Merged, Jun 14, 2016 --- Also, is it fair to assume the i7 will have a worse battery life than the i5 because of the rated speed? --- Post Merged, Jun 14, 2016 --- Oh, there is also a good chance I'll be adding windows to this computer for coursework. Should that factor into my decision? Thank you for your help!