Is it worth the extra 100$

Bohdiez

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I was wondering if it is worth the extra 100$ to upgrade from the 1.7 Core i5 to the 1.8 core i7?
And will it be even noticed through out my daily surfing, emails or watching some YouTube videos...

Just thinking may be with the extra cash for a little extra power.
 

Spencer Reynen

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I was wondering if it is worth the extra 100$ to upgrade from the 1.7 Core i5 to the 1.8 core i7?
And will it be even noticed through out my daily surfing, emails or watching some YouTube videos...

Just thinking may be with the extra cash for a little extra power.
They're not going to charge you $100 for no reason. Of course it's worth it, especially on a MBA, where you'll need it. If it's only 100 I would get it, that's a major upgrade.
 

alust2013

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Feb 6, 2010
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On the fence
They're not going to charge you $100 for no reason. Of course it's worth it, especially on a MBA, where you'll need it. If it's only 100 I would get it, that's a major upgrade.
Apple definitely would charge you $100 for nothing. In fact, they overcharge about $150 for an 8GB RAM upgrade. It really isn't that big of a difference in power, and it certainly isn't noticeable for light use such as email, browsing and videos.
 

Neolithium

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I was wondering if it is worth the extra 100$ to upgrade from the 1.7 Core i5 to the 1.8 core i7?
And will it be even noticed through out my daily surfing, emails or watching some YouTube videos...

Just thinking may be with the extra cash for a little extra power.
For what you described, the upgrade isn't worth the money IMO.
 

TheRealDamager

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Jan 5, 2011
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If you do extensive video editing or something similar that uses lots of processor cycles, then yes, it's worth it. If not, then you are paying more than you need to AND losing some battery life in the deal.

The money was not an issue for me, but I chose the i5 for the slightly better battery life, as I wasn't going to be doing much to use the i7.
 

altecXP

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I do exactly what OP does plus Xcode on my Air with i5 and I'm perfectly happy.

The i7 is roughly a 9-10% performance difference. I think you will be happy with i5.
 
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