Macbook pro 13' core i5 vs i7

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  1. MacBallin22 macrumors member

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm looking to buy my mbp this week and just a question on the 13' model. I using my laptop for djing and gaming and was curious if the i7 will make a larger difference in proformance than the i5. The only game i play is sc2 and from what i heard ill be able to play it with medium settings with a pleasurable experience. Which ever one I go with I play to get it with a 128 SSD.

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. MacBallin22 thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Sanderr macrumors regular

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    Can't tell you about gaming but for DJing the i5 will be more than sufficient. What Djing software do you use?
     
  4. MacBallin22 thread starter macrumors member

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    right now i use virtual dj on a pc but i think im going to switch to djay because then i can work of these vestax controller.
     
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  6. Wesko macrumors newbie

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    I can't make up my mind either. i5 or i7 in combination with a 128GB SSD..

    Most people say the i5 with a SSD will be more than enough to run most software smoothly. The difference in price between the i5 or i7 isn't very small, but will it be worth the extra $$? Hyperthreading/OSX Lion/More future proof/etc. How much of a difference will you actually notice in the end?

    I'm not sure..
     
  7. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    You won't notice unless you hit "about this mac".
     
  8. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    can you imagine a 13' MacBook Pro! :eek: ...(someone had to:p)
     
  9. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    That would be hard as hell to type on or use the track pad...two leg scrolling?
     
  10. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    it would be hard enough getting it in the house
     

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