Macbook Air i5 vs i7

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MattDell, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. MattDell macrumors 6502

    MattDell

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    Is there a noticeable difference between the two? Worth going for the i7 for long-term longevity of the machine?
     
  2. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    I moved from a 2011 i5 11" MBA to a 2012 i7 11" MBA.

    The difference is subtle but distinct, and you won't notice it under light load. If your usage patterns center on web browsing, etc., save the money and stick with the i5.

    If your usage runs to serious design applications - many of the CS6 apps, for example - then I think the i7 will do much to prolong the useful life of the machine.
     
  3. MattDell thread starter macrumors 6502

    MattDell

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    Do you have any experience running VMWare Fusion on the two? I use it to run Visual Studio so that's primarily where I would be running heavy CPU load.
     

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