i5ssd 13'' or i7 13''

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  1. spiritshao macrumors newbie

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    128GB is quite enough for me .Should i get this ssd i5 instead of the hi end 13'' for better performance? Thank you
     
  2. John.B macrumors 601

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    Are you asking if the 2.3 GHz i5 13" MBP with a 128GB SSD would be faster than the 2.7 GHz i7 with a hard drive?
     
  3. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a

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    Are you ok with the fail resolution of the 13"?
     
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    Yes. You'll notice far more of a difference with an SSD than with increased clock speed.
     
  5. NelsonB macrumors member

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    i would go SSD, i jsut ordered my 2011 mbp 13" ssd low end
     
  6. John.B macrumors 601

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    In that case, I would look long and hard at the 13" MBA with 128GB SSD: $1399 including the $100 upgrade to 4GB of RAM (which can only be done when you buy the MBA).

    In fact, if the MBA had one of the new Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt port, I would've opted for that instead of the 13" MBP I just bought. Apple never makes these decisions easy, do they? :D
     
  7. spiritshao thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks you.I've been waiting for too long And I've decided togo with the 128ssd mbp.
     
  8. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    SSD first and foremost. I got both though and love it. Began doing a lot more video encoding thanks to the processor.
     
  9. spiritshao thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all.But I would keep this mbp for 4 years or more. Is there anybody think that I should get a standard i7 13'' and add the ssd myself one or two years later?My budget is quite limited.
     
  10. Manacit macrumors member

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    Honestly, I would go with the 17 and grab an ssd when you can afford it. This gives you the option of going with the optibay, and a significantly faster system for future proofing.
     
  11. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    If that's the case, I can recommend getting the i7 then. The i5 is very good, but the i7 is even faster. Since you'll be having it for a long time, you can always get SSD later when prices get even cheaper if you don't want the benefits of it now. Plus you can't upgrade CPU later, but you can ram/HDD.
     

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