Well I need to buy a 13 pro today. It will be bought on a business contract and I get somewhat better pricing. Similar to Edu pricing. I have to get a SSD, and it has to be Apple branded. No third party SSD. My dilemma is that looking at the geekbench scores, the the difference between the i7 and i5 is literally not much at all. Is it worth $300 for the 2.8 or $200 cost extra for a 2.7. Both which are avail to me. The 2.4 i5 2435M has the same intergrated GPU as last years 2.7 i7 and this years 2.8 i7. 650/1.3. My needs are some light autocad, light graphic work, not much video, etc. Nothing major. The geekbench scores are almost the same for each. I added the 2.3 also for comparison. The 2.8 i7. http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/503860 The 2.7 i7. http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/504210 The 2.4 i5. http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/504392 The 2.3 i5. http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/504546 Notice how the 2.7 only supports 8GB of ram! WTH? http://ark.intel.com/compare/52231,53464,52224,60636 Since they all have hyperthreading and the biggest difference is the cache? I don't think the i7 is worth it do you?