i7 vs c2d real world computing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim100, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. tim100 macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    I currently have a 17inch c2d 2.8, I am thinking about adding a 15 inch i7. I don't need a second laptop but will get one in the next year. One for work and one at home. I was waiting for a redesign. My question is, is the i7 just a speed bump or a game changer? I want to put some difference between the 2 machines, so they don't come up for upgrade at the same time. I wold consider the switch to unibody/sealed battery a design game changer. How about the i5/i7
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    It's more like a speed bump, if one has read all the other threads and articles about the update on the i5/z CPUs.

    It's a good speed bump though, but unless you have to do a lot of CPU intensive stuff, it might not be worth it. Or it might.

    A design change of the outer shell is highly unlikely, as the previous Aluminium design was with use for five and a half years.

    Btw, when the MBPs get quad core CPUs, that will be a really significant speed bump, but not a so-called game changer. That will be the task for the quantum MBP in twenty years or so.
  3. tim100 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    i would not consider the13 inch because it kept the c2d
  4. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Its a speed bump, why do you need a laptop for work and home? If you need that could you not get a iMac or Mac mini and keep the laptop for work :)

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